A warm and humid air mass will remain over P.E.I. this week and into the weekend, with temperatures expected to reaching 30 degrees Celsius.
Daytime highs today are expected to be near 31 degrees and overnight lows will struggle to fall below 19 degrees tonight. Additionally, a gradual increase in humidity today is expected to generate humidex values near 35 or more.
On Thursday, mainly cloudy skies and scattered showers are expected to move into the region bringing a reprieve from the heat. Daytime highs on Thursdays are expected to be near 25 degrees with humidex values near 33.
High temperatures and humidity are expected to return on Friday and continue well into the weekend.
Extreme heat affects everyone.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
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 PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.