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Heatwave: As Of Noon Hour On Thursday It Feels Like 43 Degrees In This Nova Scotia Community

As of noon hour on Thursday, July 21, Environment Canada is reporting a humidex of 43 degrees in Greenwood, NS and a humidex of 40 degrees at Kejimkkujik National Park.

Feels Like Temperatures (Humidex) As Of 12:00 PM

Temperatures across Nova Scotia are set to skyrocket today and remain that way into Sunday as a heatwave moves in our province bringing the warmest weather yet of the summer.

Over the next few days, remain well hydrated and if you have outdoor activities to do, perform them in the coolest parts of the day. Check in regularly on elderly neighbours.

FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA

Humidex values reaching 36 are expected for the next 4 days.

A period of very warm and humid weather is expected.

Time span: today through Sunday.

Maximum daytime temperatures: 29 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex 34 to 40), except cooler along parts of the coast.

Minimum overnight temperatures: 18 to 22 Celsius.

Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia

Remarks: A combination of very warm temperatures and elevated humidity will create very high humidex values over the next several days. Temperatures are forecast to turn cooler Sunday evening.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to NSstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSstorm.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

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 at https://novascotia.ca/heat-related-illness/.

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