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Hamilton issues Heat Warning

Hamilton issues Heat Warning

Hamilton Health officials have issued the first heat warning of the season.

Extreme heat puts everyone at risk of heat-related illnesses. People at increased risk include:

those age 65 and older

young children

people with chronic medical conditions

people who work and are active outdoors

There are two response stages and triggers:

The city has opened cooling centres in the following locations:

Heat Warning

Two or more consecutive days forecasted with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater than or equal to 20°C or two or more consecutive days with a Humidex of 40°C or greater.

Extended Heat Warning

Three or more consecutive days observed with daytime highs greater than or equal to 31°C and nighttime lows greater than or equal to 20°C or three or more consecutive days with a Humidex of 40°C or greater

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