It’s going to feel like 40c in Hamilton as Heat Warning in effect

Published July 26, 2023 at 5:58 am

Heat Warning
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Halton Region beginning Wednesday and lasting until Saturday. INHALTON PHOTO

It’s going to be hot and humid in Hamilton from today through Friday.

Friday in Hamilton is expected to be extremely hot, with humidex values reaching 40c for many areas.

Temperatures today (July 26) are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius.

Thursday, (July 27), while slightly cooler, will be very humid with humidex values in the upper thirties.

Minimum temperatures in the low twenties will provide little relief from the heat. Cooler temperatures are expected Saturday.

Areas near the lakes can expect to remain cooler than areas inland.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category.

Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.

Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty, and stay in a cool place.

Check on older family, friends and neighbours. Make sure they are cool and drinking water.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Outdoor workers should take regularly scheduled breaks in a cool place.

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