Active Alerts Elmsdale, NS

Heat Warning
Issued at Tue 4:26 AM Jul. 16
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Description


Very warm and humid conditions continue.

Time span: continuing through Wednesday or Thursday.

Locations: Nova Scotia, excluding extreme western areas.

Maximum daytime temperatures: near 28 to 31 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 39).
Minimum overnight temperatures: near 17 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Remarks: The humid conditions will improve for most across the province by Wednesday night. Parts of northern Nova Scotia may continue to see hot and humid conditions lasting into Thursday.

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Extreme heat can affect everyone’s health.

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@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #NSStorm.

Recommended Action


Drink plenty of water regularly, even before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration. Thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.

Reduce your heat risk. Schedule outdoor activities during the coolest parts of the day.

Limit direct sun exposure. Shade yourself by wearing a wide-brimmed, breathable hat and/or an umbrella.

Never leave people, particularly children, or pets inside a parked vehicle.