10:39 AM ADT Monday 23 July 2018 Heat Warning in effect for:
Humidex values reaching 36 are expected.
A very warm and humid airmass has settled over the region and will likely persist at least through Wednesday.
Skies have cleared slightly quicker today over parts of Nova Scotia which will allow humidex values to climb to or above 36 today, especially over inland areas away from the Atlantic coast. Conditions will remain favourable on Tuesday and Wednesday for high temperatures in the 27 to 30 degree range giving humidex values near 36 or higher. Some relief to the warmer temperatures is possible by Thursday as cloud and some rain are expected to move into the region, but humidity will still remain high.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water
Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Information is provided on the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness website http://novascotia.ca/dhw/environmental/staying-cool-in-summer.asp.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.