Heat Warning continues for mainland N.S. Saturday

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Environment Canada says the heat wave will continue this weekend and into the new week.

Forecasters say the maximum temperature for central and western areas is 32 degrees Celsius with a Humidex value of 38.

The weather agency says cooler temperatures will occur along parts of the coast and temperatures will be much lower over Cape Breton.

To beat the heat and reduce your potential for a heat related illness, drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.

Pets or people in your care should never be left inside a parked vehicle, and outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

Environment Canada says 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.