Heat wave expected in Hamilton over next few days
Published July 3, 2023 at 4:22 pm
Hamilton is expected to experience a heat wave starting tomorrow (July 4), with the humidex possibly hitting the high thirties to low forties.
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the city Tuesday and Wednesday. It could also extend Thursday for eastern regions.
Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in a “high risk” rating on the Air Quality Health Index, according to Environment Canada.
For Hamilton, it said maximum temperatures could rise to the high twenties or low thirties Tuesday (July 4). Minimum temperatures could be in the high teens to low twenties.
The agency forecasts a two- or three-day “hot and humid event” for most areas. These conditions are expected to ease starting Wednesday night.
The agency recommends drinking plenty of water even if you’re not thirsty and staying in a cool place.
Heat warnings are issued when there is a potentially higher risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion, as a result of extremely high temperatures or humidity conditions.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising