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Heat warning in effect for P.E.I. Aug. 2-4

Two P.E.I. groups urge Islanders to take precautions to prevent heat stroke this summer.
Heat warning in effect for P.E.I. from Aug. 2-4. Temperatures could reach 38 C with the humidex. - 123RF Stock Photo

A heat warning is in effect for P.E.I. today through Tuesday according to Environment Canada.

A hot and humid airmass will remain in place over the next couple of days, with humidex values being highest on Monday. A slightly cooler day is expected on Wednesday.

Temperatures will reach a maximum near 29 C with a humidex of 34 C to 38 C. Minimum temperatures will be between 18 C and 20 C.

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.

Environment Canada advises to drink plenty of water, 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.

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