Heat warning in effect in Hamilton as temperatures climb

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.

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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