Heat warnings still in effect for several counties across the country

Environment Canada has issued extensive heat warnings in a number of provinces as unusually warm conditions continue across the country.

National Weather Bureau warning covers broad regions of Southern Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta and BC

Environment Canada says maximum temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 30°C and reach the low forties combined with humidity.

Cooler temperatures are forecast to return for most regions Monday evening or Tuesday.

However, the scorching heat is expected to return to parts of Alberta on Wednesday.

Heat alerts are issued when very high temperature or humidity is expected to increase the risk of heat illness, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 8, 2022

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