Brutal Heat for July 3rd; Heat Advisory Issued for Attractions Area

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.

High Temp Map
Just south of Universal, you can see estimated high temperatures of 96 over SeaWorld and 97 over Disney.

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.

Heat Index Map

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.

National Weather Service Melbourne FL
434 AM EDT Wed Jul 3 2019


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.


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

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 9 1 1.

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