Temps of 37°C with humidex over next two days prompts heat warning

9:35 PM ADT Tuesday 24 August 2021
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • Halifax Metro and Halifax County West

Temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows near 16 degrees Celsius are expected for the next 2 days.

A period of very warm and humid weather is expected.

Time span: Wednesday through Thursday.

Maximum temperature Wednesday: 29 to 30 degrees Celsius (Humidex 33 to 37).
Minimum temperature Wednesday night: 16 degrees Celsius.
Maximum temperature Thursday: 29 degrees Celsius (Humidex 35 to 38).

Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia areas away from the coast.

Remarks: A warm and humid airmass will settle across the province Wednesday and Thursday. The highest values are expected to occur inland away from the coast. Temperatures are forecast to turn cooler over all areas on Thursday night.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

Shade yourself with an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat.

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/.

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.

Source: Release

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