Active Alerts Lunenburg, NS

Heat Warning
Issued at Wed 10:53 PM Jun. 19
Issued by: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Recommended Action


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

All workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool or shaded space.

Description


A period of very warm and humid weather continues.

Time span: through Thursday.

Minimum temperature tonight: 16 to 19 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature Thursday: 29 to 34 degrees Celsius (inland Humidex 37 to 43)
Minimum temperature Thursday night: 18 to 21 degrees Celsius.

Locations: Nova Scotia.

Remarks: These very warm conditions could possibly continue into Friday. Nighttime lows are forecast to remain fairly warm, limiting overnight cooling. Some relief may be found in communities located very close to the water.

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

Watch for early signs of heat illness - feeling unwell, fatigue, thirst, headache - all these can rapidly evolve into life-threatening emergencies. Move to a cooler environment immediately, such as a shaded or air-conditioned space.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency! Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you or someone you are caring for has a high body temperature and is either confused, has stopped sweating or becomes unconscious. While waiting for help, cool the person right away: move them to a cool place, apply cold water to large areas of the skin and fan the person as much as possible.

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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.