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Environment Canada has issued a heat WARNING for Hamilton this 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.

Warnings

4:37 AM EDT Sunday 21 June 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A warm and increasingly humid airmass will continue streaming into the regions from the south.

Border line heat warning criteria is expected to be reached again today.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can cause the air quality health index to approach the high risk category.

Increased cloud cover will reduce maximum temperatures to below warning criteria for Monday. It will remain humid until a cold front arrives Tuesday.

Warnings

5:21 PM EDT Saturday 20 June 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A warm and increasingly humid airmass is streaming into the regions from the south.

Border line heat warning criteria is expected to be reached today and Sunday.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can cause the air quality health index to approach the high risk category.

Increased cloud cover will reduce maximum temperatures to below warning criteria for Monday. It will remain humid until a cold front arrives Tuesday.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

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

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

Shade yourself with an umbrella or a wide-brimmed hat.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Warnings

3:43 PM EDT Friday 19 June 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

Heat event expected for the weekend.

Timing: Saturday through Sunday, possibly extending into Monday for some locales

Maximum daytime temperatures: 29 to 33 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 39)

Minimum overnight temperatures: 17 to 20 degrees Celsius

Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index to approach the high risk category.

The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

Ask a health professional how medications or health conditions can affect your risk in the heat.

HAMILTON TODAY WEATHER

Source: Environment Canada

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