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Heat wave makes its way to East Coast - Metro US

Heat wave makes its way to East Coast

Grab a water bottle and some SPF 30 — the heat wave that’s melting Ontario and Quebec is headed our way.

But it won’t leave Maritimers quite as sweaty, a meteorologist for Environment Canada said.

Linda Libby, a meteorologist based in Charlottetown, said temperatures are expected to climb to 27 C and will likely feel closer to 35 C with humidity in parts of Nova Scotia today and Thursday.

Torontonians roasted under the heat and haze yesterday with temperatures reaching the high 40s with humidity.

Nova Scotians living inland should expect higher temperatures than coastal regions, she said.

Libby said warm air is being pushed up from the Gulf of Mexico and she added a cold front is expected to move in by the weekend to break the humidity.

But the humid temperatures are expected to return, she added.

“So far our seasonal long range forecast has suggested most of Canada will have a warmer than normal summer,” said Libby.

Beat the heat
We asked Nova Scotians how they stay cool during the hot weather.

• Watching TV in Cape Breton Erin Lynch, 33, Cape Breton: “I stay inside and watch lots of Murder She Wrote and to turn the fans on really high … and complain.”

• Fans make it easier Adam Smith, 27, Halifax: “I close the door to the bedroom and turn the fan on so it’s blowing the air out. That’s my refuge.”

• Beer’s the ticket
Ryan Fraser, 26, Halifax: “A cold beer for sure … and driving around with the top down.”

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