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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

6:11 PM EDT Monday 24 August 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A very warm airmass will continue to affect the Golden Horseshoe tonight.

Minimum temperatures will remain above 20 degrees Celsius tonight, providing little relief.

Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler on Tuesday due to the passage of a cold front early in the morning.

Warnings

4:38 AM EDT Sunday 23 August 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A very warm airmass is expected to affect the Golden Horseshoe today and Monday.

Maximum daytime temperatures near 31 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 38 or 39 are expected. Minimum overnight low temperatures near 20 degrees Celsius are also expected, providing little relief from the heat.

This event will mainly be confined to urban areas where minimum night time temperatures will be warmest.

The heat event is expected to end Monday night when a cooler airmass moves into the region.

Warnings

3:25 PM EDT Saturday 22 August 2020
Heat Warning in effect for:

  • City of Hamilton

A very warm airmass is expected to affect the Golden Horseshoe Sunday and Monday. Highs near 31 degrees Celsius and lows near 20 degrees Celsius are expected.

This event is expected to be mainly confined to urban areas where minimum temperatures will be highest.

The heat event is expected to end on Monday night when a cooler airmass moves into the region.

Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and cause 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.

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.

Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.

HAMILTON TODAY WEATHER

Source: Environment Canada

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