Heat warning issued for Hamilton as temperatures set to soar this week

Published June 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm

A heat warning has been issued for Hamilton as temperatures are set to rise over the next couple of days across the city.

On Monday (June 20), the Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton initiated a Heat Warning beginning on Tuesday (June 21) when temperatures are expected to peak in the low to mid-30s.

The heat is expected to remain through Wednesday which, with the humidex, will feel more like 40 degrees Celsius at times.

Temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday night will dip into the low twenties which will provide little relief from the heat.

By Thursday, temperatures are expected to cool down somewhat, hovering in the mid-20s for the rest of the week and into the weekend, according to Environment Canada.

Heat Warnings remain in effect until they are cancelled or escalated to an Extended Heat Warning.

The City of Hamilton and participating community agencies respond 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. More information about the city’s cool places can be found here.

As part of the heat response plan regularly scheduled Open Swims at all City of Hamilton indoor pools will be free of charge.

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 9-11 if needed.

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