Take caution out there: Hamilton and the surrounding area is currently under heat warning.
A notice from Environment Canada was issued on Tuesday explaining that Hamilton will experience a multi-day heat event, with temperatures hitting highs of 29 to 32 degrees Celsius with a humidex of 37 to 40 from now until Thursday.
Lows are only expected to hit the 18 to 21 degrees Celsius range, providing little relief from the heat at nighttime.
“Hot and humid air can also bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high risk category,” reads the advisory from Environment Canada.
Hamiltonians are advised to take precautions such as staying indoor in a cool place whenever possible, drinking plenty of water, and dressing lightly.
In response to this heat event, the City of Hamilton is offering designated “cool places” throughout the city where locals can avoid the heat. More details can be found on the city website.
Temperatures are expected to return to more reasonable levels as of this Friday.
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