Heat warning in effect for St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County

St. Stephen – Very high temperatures and humidity are expected for much of New Brunswick resulting in a heat warning for St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County beginning Monday, continuing until Tuesday or Wednesday.

Maximum daytime temperatures are expected to reach 28 to 32 degrees Celsius, plus a humidex factor, except cooler along parts of the coast.

Minimum nighttime temperatures are expected to hit 17 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Residents should be advised temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius with a humidex reaching 39, combined with overnight lows near 18 degrees Celsius, are expected for the next couple of days in southern New Brunswick. In northeastern New Brunswick, very warm temperatures this afternoon and tonight are expected to cool below warning criteria on Tuesday.

Extreme heat affects everyone.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

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 NBstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #NBStorm