Extreme Heat/Heat Waves - Beat the Heat!
A recent report by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned global warming is intensifying and widespread but that a climate catastrophe can be avoided if action to reduce emissions is taken now.
It looks like July is going to be a warm one, according to the Global Ensemble Prediction System.
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Heat warnings are issued when high temperatures and humid conditions increases the risk of heat stroke or exhaustion (see more).
Heat alerts will be issued through the Heat Alert and Response System to inform Nova Scotians and community response partners when a heat event is coming. The new system is a partnership between Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness
Heat warnings will be issued to inform the public when air temperature and humidex are above defined criteria so that they can take action to protect themselves from the risks associated with extreme heat.
When a heat alert is in place, advisories will be shared through Department of Health and Wellness Twitter and Facebook page. You can also visit Environment and Climate Change Canada website for more weather information.
If your organization provides services for those who are more vulnerable to heat, you may subscribe to Environment Canada’s email alert system.
EXTREME HEAT - SAFETY TIPS