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Feeling like 40 in eastern Canada: Beat the heat

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:29 AM - Hot and humid. That's the best way to describe the weather across much of Quebec and parts of the Maritimes for the next couple of days.

Daytime highs are expected to be slightly above the 30 degree mark feeling even closer to 40 with the humidex.


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"A warm and humid airmass over New Brunswick today and Canada day will cause humidex values to reach between 35 and 40 over most of the province with the exception of some coastal areas," said Environment Canada in a special weather statement early Monday. "There is a chance that some inland areas of New Brunswick may see humidex values exceeding 40 on Canada day."

The heat and humidity could be the perfect ingredients for thunderstorms in both regions, with the chance for isolated severe storms in southern Quebec on Tuesday. 

The public is advised to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated if spending long periods of time outdoors in the heat. 

If you have to work outdoors, officials recommend taking frequent breaks.

BEAT THE HEAT

  • Stay inside an air conditioned building, or seek shade.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit outdoor physical activity.
  • Consider rescheduling outdoor events.
  • Check on your neighbours, particularly the elderly, children and people suffering from a chronic disease or mental illness.

Be sure to check your local forecast and UV Report before heading out.

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