Heat warning issued for Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou and Hants Counties

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With a period of hot weather expected for the end of the week, Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning for most of Nova Scotia.

Forecasters are calling for the daytime high to hit between 30 and 34 degrees Celsius, with a Humidex value of closer to 36 on Thursday.

Temperatures on Friday could top out at 35 degrees Celsius, with a Humidex value of 39.

The weather agency says there is not much respite from the heat on Thursday night, with the low only falling to between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius.

Environment Canada says temperatures will be cooler along parts of the coast.

Tips from the weather agency to beat the heat include drinking plenty of water before you feel thirsty, staying in a cool place and scheduling outdoor activities for the coolest parts of the day.

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.