Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health has put a heat warning in place.
Temperatures are expected to hit 33 C, with humidity making it feel like 39 C on Thursday.
Heat Warning in effect! Mix of sun and clouds with hot high of 33 humidex 39 today. Very high UV index. Warm and clear again overnight. Low 21. Sun/cloud mix and hot high of 32 humidex 40 tomorrow. Staying sunny and hot Saturday. Details on CHCH Morning Live. @morninglive. pic.twitter.com/1ZQoCQjyBd
— brianwoodchch (@BrianWCHCH) July 2, 2020
Similar temperatures will be seen around the Golden Horseshoe including Halton, Niagara, and Toronto.
Hamilton is opening up cooling places including:
- Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
- Sackville Hill Seniors’ Recreation Centre
- Hamilton Centre Library
At these locations, access will only be provided to the designated cool place rooms.
There will also be free drinking water.
Officials say residents can stay safe by drinking water, dressing to protect yourself from the heat and avoiding strenuous activity outside.
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