Heat Alert in place for most of Nova Scotia Tuesday

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Environment Canada says an extended period of very warm and humid conditions will persist into Thursday.

In a Heat Warning issued Tuesday morning, forecasters are calling for maximum temperatures of between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values of between 36 and 41.

There is not much relief overnight, with minimum temperatures remaining around 19 degrees Celsius.

The weather agency says temperatures will be cooler along parts of the coast.

Environment Canada is also warning the public to watch for the effects of heat illness, such as swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of health conditions.

Tips to beat the heat include drinking plenty of water before you feel thirsty and staying in a cool place.

Heat Warnings are issued when very high temperatures or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.