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Heat warning issued across P.E.I. for Aug. 9-12

A heat warning has been issued across P.E.I. for Aug. 14-15.
A heat warning has been issued across P.E.I. for Aug. 9-12. - 123RF Stock Photo

A heat warning is in effect for P.E.I. today through Wednesday with humidex values reaching 35 C for the next four days, according to Environment Canada.

A combination of very warm temperatures and elevated humidity will create very high humidex values over the next several days. Temperatures are forecast to turn cooler over all areas on Thursday.

Temperatures will reach a maximum near 30 C with a humidex near 35 C, except cooler temperatures along parts of the coast. Minimum temperatures will be 18 C overnight.

Environment Canada advises extreme heat affects everyone and the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Drink plenty of water, even before you feel thirsty, and stay in a cool place. Schedule outdoor activities for the coolest parts of the day, shade yourself with an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat and never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

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.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.

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