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Environment Canada issues heat alerting for central Newfoundland

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • Hot temperatures are anticipated to stick around till Monday or Tuesday.
  • Warm air will settle over Newfoundland Friday and weekend, getting a hot and humid climate.

Temperatures are predicted to get a tropical 30 C in areas of Newfoundland Friday and feel as sizzling as 34 to 38 with the humidex, as Environment Canada has given a heat alert from White Bay to Terra Nova National Park. 

“It’s likely what you call extreme summer for us… we’ve got bright skies everywhere across the island,” Dale Foote, a meteorologist with the Gander climate office, said on CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show

Environment Canada published a heat alert for a swath of central Newfoundland as the mercury is predicted to beat 28 C on Friday, with a humidex of 34. 

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Temperatures are predicted to get a tropical 30 C in areas of Newfoundland Friday and feel as sizzling as 34 to 38 with the humidex, as Environment Canada has given a heat alert from White Bay to Terra Nova National Park

Foote said the notice was issued because temperatures are anticipated to be over 28 C for two straight days, with nighttime lows beyond 16 C. 

The heat arrives as a warm mass of air drops over the island and is predicted to get high humidity throughout the weekend.  “So it’s about as warm as it gets,” stated Foote, adding rains for central in the morning and perhaps the afternoon on Saturday could get some relief.

Despite the heat alarm in central, Newfoundland’s west coast is predicted to be the hot spot on Friday.

Source – CBC News

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