Thursday, August 18, 2022

Heat advisory issued for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the coastal Carolinas, including Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Southport, Oak Island and all of North Carolina's coastal counties. (Port City Daily photo / NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of the coastal Carolinas, including Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Southport, Oak Island and all of North Carolina’s coastal counties. (Port City Daily photo / NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE)

WILMINGTON — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today for much of southeastern North Carolina, with heat index levels approaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the NWS, there will be an increased risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke on Friday, Aug. 18, between noon and 5 p.m. The advisory covers Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. (You can read the complete advisory here.)

You can check out more information about heat exhaustion and the more serious condition of heat stroke here — including how to tell the difference between the two and what to do if you experience either.

For information from the NWS and the CDC on how to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke, check out these tips for beating the heat.

Recognize the signs of heat illnesses with this graphic from the National Weather Service.
Recognize the signs of heat illnesses with this graphic from the National Weather Service.

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