Heat Advisories in Effect For Central Florida Counties This Week
If you’re visiting Disney World soon, you may want to pack your patience — and a whole lot of fans.
We’ve been observing high crowds in the parks lately, especially in Magic Kingdom, but it seems that this week may be especially difficult in terms of the weather.
This Week Will Be HOT
According to WESH, August 7th was off to a hot start when temperatures were in the upper 70s and lower 80s before 3:30AM. The peak temperature is predicted to hit somewhere in the mid-90s.
You might be saying, eh, 90 degrees? No big deal. Except, the humidity is the bigger contributor to heat right now. When we checked Apple’s Weather app around 1PM, the temperature was 93 degrees (Fahrenheit) but it actually feels like 104 degrees due to humidity.
The high for August 7th is predicted to hit 96 degrees, with the humidity making it feel closer to 108 to 113 degrees.
Excessive heat warnings are in effect for several counties in central Florida, with heat advisories in effect for others — today and likely for the rest of the week.
Reedy Creek Firefighters Tweeted warnings to make sure to drink water and stay cool. In case you weren’t aware, Reedy Creek Firefighters service Disney World, and people experiencing overheating or dehydration will likely be treated by them.
Hottest week of the year ahead. Meeting our firefighters and paramedics while overheated and dehydrated doesn’t make a fun vacation! Stay cool & drink water! #IAFF #WaltDisneyWorld #reedycreek #cftod #firefighters #paramedic #orlando #florida #disneyparks https://t.co/Xn3giFmWA8
— Reedy Creek Professional Firefighters IAFF L-2117 (@RCFF2117) August 7, 2023
So how do you stay cool in this kind of heat?? Make sure you drink lots of water — in fact, we recommend bringing a stainless steel water bottle that you can easily refill from bottle refill stations around the parks. Stainless steel also helps keep your water ice cold.
You can opt to bring cooling items, like neck fans, cooling towels, mister fans, etc. These items can help when you can’t get inside a building, like if you’re in line for a ride, for example.
Plan to stop in various buildings for air conditioning, whether you visit a store, restaurant, or strategize prioritizing indoor attractions.
You can always take breaks too! Return to your hotel during the peak of heat in the afternoon. Cool off in your room or even take a dip in the pool! You can always go back to the parks once the sun goes down, when it’s slightly cooler.
And don’t forget that Disney World has waterparks too, with Typhoon Lagoon currently open! On excessively hot days, you may want to plan your park day at the waterpark instead of the other four parks.
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