As a heat wave continues to make its way across the Maritimes on Friday, Halifax is on track to break a heat record.
Halifax’s previous record for hottest July 5 was set in 2011 and saw Haligonians endure a sweltering 29.6 C, but Friday could see temperatures reach as high as 32 C, according to Environment Canada.
There’s a good reason why the federal agency has placed Halifax — and much of mainland Nova Scotia — under a heat warning.
Humidex values are expected to make it feel closer to 36 at some points on Friday.
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Environment Canada is recommending that Nova Scotians check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are cool and staying hydrated.