Expect a hot New Brunswick Day as temperatures soar

Time to crack open a cold bottle of water. 

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for most of New Brunswick over the long weekend. 

Temperatures are expected to surpass 30 degrees Sunday through Tuesday in many parts of the province, the national weather agency says. The humidity could make it feel like 36 degrees. 

Temperatures will drop Sunday night before spiking back up Monday. 

The heat warning is in effect for communities in south, central and eastern parts of the province, including: 

  • Acadian Peninsula
  • Bathurst and Chaleur region
  • Fredericton and Southern York County
  • Fundy National Park
  • Grand Lake and Queens County
  • Grand Manan and coastal Charlotte County
  • Kent County
  • Kouchibouguac National Park
  • Miramichi and area
  • Moncton and southeast New Brunswick
  • Oromocto and Sunbury County
  • Saint John and county
  • St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
  • Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville area
  • Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County
  • Woodstock and Carleton County

Environment Canada recommends people seek a cool and shaded areas, air conditioned building or swimming pools to escape the heat. 

It also advises that people and pets should not be left inside parked vehicles.

Temperatures are expected to cool off by Wednesday. 

Environment Canada issues heat warnings when high temperatures or humidity increases the risk of heat illnesses, like heat stroke or heat exhaustion. 

When temperatures and humidex values spike, the risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke increases. (Health Canada)