New Brunswickers will be dealing with sweltering heat and humidity over the next four days.
A heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for southern and central New Brunswick.
Areas under the warning include:
- Fredericton and Southern York County
- Fundy National Park
- Grand Lake and Queens County
- Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
- Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick
- Oromocto and Sunbury County
- Saint John and County
- St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
- Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville Area
- Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County
- Woodstock and Carleton County
Daytime highs are expected to reach 30°C to 32°C over the next few days.
But high humidity levels will make those temperatures feel more like 36 to 40.
Cooler conditions can be expected along parts of the coast.
“Make sure you can find somewhere cool to go if you do need to be outside and try and avoid those really warm temperatures in the afternoon,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Jill Maepea.
Overnight lows are not expected to go below 18°C over the next four days.
It is important to keep an eye on your hydration when temperatures are this hot, said Maepea.
“You may not think you’re perspiring or sweating, but it’s always better to have some extra water to hydrate more during these heat waves just because it can creep up on you,” Maepea explained.
Extremely hot weather can have several health impacts, including swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
Maepea stressed to never leave children or pets in the car when it is hot out, even if it is just for a moment.
Outdoor workers should also take regular breaks in a cool place.
With files from Kevin Northup, Anastasia Payne and Brad Perry.
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