July 3rd is going to be excessively hot, with the “feels-like” temperature at upwards of 110 degrees.
High temperatures in the attractions area are going to be near 97 degrees, with the hottest temperatures expected around 2PM.
Factor in high relative humidity and dewpoints, and your sweat is going to have a hard time doing its primary function… evaporating to cool you… so it’s going to feel much worse than the actual temperature. Heat Indices of 110 will be the norm throughout the central attractions area. Head further out to the western part of the peninsula, and you’ll see values as high as 113 degrees. Again, the brunt of it will be around 2PM.
So it’s no surprise the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the attractions area, in effect from 11AM-7PM.
We’ll leave you with the text of the Heat Advisory. Take advantage of any shade you can find today… indoor air conditioning would be better. Pre-hydrate… drink water even if you don’t think you’re thirsty. Remember that at many theme park locations you can get complimentary ice water at counter service restaurants.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Melbourne FL 434 AM EDT Wed Jul 3 2019 ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM EDT this evening. * TEMPERATURE...Heat index values between 106 and 110 are expected across the interior today, as well as along the coastal Volusia County and north Brevard County. * IMPACTS...The high heat index values could lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke for those outdoors. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside. When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce risk during outdoor work...the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1.