Hamilton medical officer of health cancels extended heat warning


Published August 30, 2021 at 8:47 am

The sun in the blue sky.

After a week of soaring heat and humidity, Hamilton residents will feel a little relief in the coming days as temperatures cool off somewhat.

On Monday morning (Aug. 30) Hamilton’s medical officer of health cancelled the extended heat warning for the city that has been in effect for almost a week.

The initial warning was issued on Aug. 23 and since then, Hamilton and surrounding areas simmered with humidex values into the mid-40s at times over the past seven days.

This week is off to a less humid start but the week will still be filled with heat and sunshine, according to Environment Canada.

Monday’s temperatures are expected to reach a high of 28 degrees Celsius with a humidex of 33 and a low of 16 throughout the evening and overnight.

As the week wears on, however, temperatures will come down even further and evenings promise to be cool, with lows hovering around 14 to 15 degrees Celsius.

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