St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County remain under a heat warning

St. Stephen/Northern Charlotte County – Residents of the region are once again under a heat warning for Tuesday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 24.

Humidex values reaching 39 degrees Celsius are expected for the next two days.

Minimum temperatures tonight should remain near 18 degrees Celsius, and maximum temperatures Wednesday are expected to reach 30 to 32 degrees Celsius, with a Humidex 36 to 38.

The hot and humid conditions will continue on Wednesday for most of New Brunswick. Eastern areas may exceed warning criteria again on Thursday before a break in the heat.

Shade yourself with an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat.

Watch for the symptoms of heat illness: dizziness/fainting; nausea/vomiting; rapid breathing and heartbeat; extreme thirst; decreased urination with unusually dark urine.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

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