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

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Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning Nova Scotia with very high temperatures and humidity expected over the coming days.

The warning was issued at 4:47 a.m. Monday and includes Cumberland, Colchester, Hants and Pictou Counties.

Forecasters say temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values of 36 will combine with overnight lows near 16 degrees are expected until Wednesday.

Temperatures will be cooler along parts of the coast.

The weather agency is cautioning all Nova Scotians to look out for the effects of heat illness, which include swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

The Government of Nova Scotia says tips to beat the heat and preventing heat-related illnesses include drinking plenty of water, staying in shaded or cool areas and wearing lightweight, light-coloured clothing.

The public is also urged to make sure pets and people in their care are not left in a hot vehicle.

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.