Heat warnings issued in the West

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Weather watches, warnings, statements re: heat and thunderstorms, 08 July 2017 (Environment Canada)

A strong ridge of high pressure over Western Canada has pushed the thermometer into record high territory for British Columbia and Alberta.

On 07 July, dozens of communities set new maximum temperatures with the highest at 39.4 C in Warfield and 38.3 C in Nelson but the hot spot in Canada was Garden River in northern Alberta at 40.3 C.

The major cities were warm too with Calgary reaching 33 C and Edmonton 30 C.

Heat warnings have been issued for most of Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan where temperatures will be near 29 C or higher for the next few days and residents are urged to take precautions.

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Heat warning for Southeast New Brunswick

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For the first time this summer, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Greater Moncton and Southeast New Brunswick.

Humidex values between 35 and 40 degrees are being experienced inland across much of New Brunswick today.

Conditions are expected to persist this afternoon and then gradually diminish this evening as temperatures drop in the low 20’s overnight.

Another period of hot and humid weather is expected for Wednesday before subsiding at night.

Drink plenty of liquids especially water before you feel thirsty to decrease your risk of dehydration.

Heat warnings are issued when high temperatures or humidity are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat stroke or exhaustion.