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Heat wave in Halifax breaks more than 40-year record

Heat wave in Halifax breaks more than 40-year record


On the third day, the heat wave in Nova Scotia broke the record set on July 10.

The hottest day on record was 29.7 degrees Celsius in 1979. Late Wednesday afternoon, Halifax Stanfield International Airport reported a temperature of 30.4 C — breaking the 45-year record.

The historical normal temperature for July 10 is 23 °C.

The heat wave that first hit Halifax and the province began on Monday. The multi-day event has seen humidex readings between 35 and 37.

Although lower temperatures are expected along the coast, the national weather agency is advising people to limit the risk of heat and stay indoors as much as possible.

People, especially children and pets, should never be left in parked vehicles during such heat waves.