WATCH: The extended spell of summer heat over the South Coast continues.
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A prolonged stretch of well above normal temperatures continues for the south coast as a ridge of high pressure remains anchored offshore.
Environment and Climate Change Canada and medical health officers are reminding people to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat, including:
- Stay hydrated by drinking cold beverages, preferably water.
- Spend time in an air-conditioned facility for at least several hours every day.
- Avoid sunburn by staying in the shade and using sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
- Never leave people or pets in a parked car.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Veronica Cooper takes a look at your long-range forecast.