Nova Scotians are wilting under unusually warm temperatures, and no relief is expected before the end of the weekend, according CBC Maritimes Meteorologist Kalin Mitchell.

Temperatures across the province soared past 30 degrees Thursday afternoon in Halifax.

"There have been a number of new daily high temperature records set in Nova Scotia," said Mitchell, "Mostly around coastal areas, but in some inland areas as well."

The reason for all the heat — a powerful high-pressure system, which is sometimes referred to as a Bermuda High.

"Picture the eastern seaboard of the United States," said Mitchell. "Right now, there’s very hot and humid air being driven from the Gulf states up the seaboard to the Maritimes."

Temperatures should cool down early next week.