Heat Warning Notification for the City of Hamilton
The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has initiated a Heat Warning beginning on July 19, 2019. Heat Warnings stay in effect until they are cancelled or escalated to an Extended Heat Warning.
Significant heat and humidity will arrive on Friday.
Daytime temperatures in the low to mid thirties with afternoon humidex values of 40 or higher and night time minimum temperatures in the low to mid twenties are expected for Friday and Saturday.
A cooler and less humid air mass is forecast to arrive in the wake of a weak cold front Sunday.
The City of Hamilton and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go during all stages of a heat event. These locations can be identified by a “Cool Down Here” sign at the entrance. As part of the heat response plan regularly scheduled Leisure Swims at all City of Hamilton indoor and outdoor pools will be free of charge. There are many spray pads, additional cool places and outdoor pools across Hamilton.
For more information, visit www.hamilton.ca/heat.
The Salvation Army has launched its mobile water distribution response and is distributing water to those in need of hydration.
Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, weak pulse, fainting and vomiting. If experiencing symptoms, seek help right away – call 9-1-1 if needed.