Heat Warning extended for Cumberland, Colchester and Hants Counties

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Environment Canada is extending the Heat Warning for parts of north and western Nova Scotia, including Cumberland, Colchester and Hants Counties.

Forecasters say Sunday's high could hit 29 degrees Celsius with a Humidex value of 34, with the same expected for Monday.

The weather agency says there is some relief overnight, with temperatures dropping to 14, with even lower temperatures expected in low lying areas.

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.

Outdoor activities should be scheduled during the coolest parts of the day, and anyone working outdoors should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

To keep your home cool, block the sun by closing curtains or blinds.

Environment Canada says 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.