Environment Canada issues heat warning for Hamilton [ENDED]

The heat warning was ended on June 18th at 6:00pm.

The first heat event of the season has hit the City of Hamilton today.

Environment Canada issued a heat WARNING for Hamilton as of 3:14pm on Saturday afternoon. A heat warning is issued if two or more consecutive days are forecast with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater than or equal to 20°C or a Humidex of 40°C or greater.

Hot and humid conditions begin tomorrow.

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has initiated a HEAT WARNING beginning on Sunday June 17. Current forecast suggests daytime highs near 34°C will occur on Sunday and Monday. There is also a chance of thunderstorms on Monday.

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.

Seek a cool place such as a tree-shaded area, swimming pool, shower or bath, or air-conditioned spot like a public building.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Environment Canada has ended the Special air quality statement as of 9:10pm ET on June 17th.

A special air quality statement is also in effect for the City of Hamilton. Possible high levels of air pollution are expected today.

Hot and sunny conditions are expected to cause increasing ground-level ozone concentrations in Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe area. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout today with the potential of short-term high risk AQHI values in the afternoon.

A special air quality statement is in place due to the possibility of deteriorating air quality.

Source: Environment Canada

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