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Heat wave expected to remain in P.E.I. for much of this week

A heat warning is in effect for Prince Edward Island.
A heat warning is in effect for Prince Edward Island. - 123RF Stock Photo

Islanders can expect the warm and muggy days and nights to stick around for much of this week, says Environment Canada.

A heat warning remained in place over the province last week and the weather agency’s latest forecast indicates it doesn’t appear to be leaving anytime soon.

A warm and humid airmass is expected to remain over the region for most of this week, says an updated heat warning from Environment Canada.

While daytime temperatures today will reach 27 C with slightly lower humidex values near 30 C, more humid air will return tomorrow with daytime temperatures near 29 C and humidex values nearing 36 C.

"This airmass will remain over the region throughout the week with daytime highs near 29 for the remainder of the week," Environment Canada said in the heat warning, adding the humid airmass will prevent night time temperatures from cooling below 19 degrees.

The weather agency advised Islanders to check on older family members, friends and neighbours to make sure they are cool and drinking water.

The weather agency also said Islanders should seek cool places or air-conditioned areas and to ask health professionals how medications or health conditions can be affected by the heat.

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