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Environment Canada has issued heat warnings in several provinces as the mercury will exceed 30 degrees Celsius in several locations across the country in the coming days.
These advisories cover large areas of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario and some areas may not experience cooler temperatures until the weekend.
In Montreal, for example, the hot and humid weather will still be present this Thursday when the Humidex index could reach 40.
People are recommended to drink plenty of x27;water, without waiting to feel thirsty, and to stay cool.
Environment Canada reminds that hot and humid air can also deteriorate the quality of the air. air and therefore encourages the public to watch for the effects of heat-related illnesses, such as swelling, rashes, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
In British Columbia, the Ministry of Public Safety is asking its citizens to also be prepared for a heat wave.
The Okanagan, central and southeastern British Columbia could see temperatures well above 30°C next week. Authorities are asking people to identify cool, air-conditioned areas, including community centers or nearby libraries.