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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Heat advisory across Marion County, north Florida as heat index exceeds 110

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for multiple cities and counties across north Florida, including Marion County and Ocala, advising residents to stay out of the sun and avoid temperatures that may feel as high as 111 degrees Fahrenheit.

The NWS issued the heat advisory early Monday morning. The advisory, which went into effect at 11 a.m., will continue through 7 p.m. and covers portions of northeast and northern Florida, as well as a large portion of southeast Georgia.

“Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses,” reads the statement from the NWS.

According to the NWS, the heat index, which is a measure of how the temperature actually “feels,” may reach “up to 111” degrees Fahrenheit.

“Stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors,” reads the statement.

The organization is advising residents to drink fluids and remain in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke National Weather Service
The National Weather Service is advising residents to monitor themselves and others for symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. (Photo: National Weather Service)

For individuals who have to be outdoors, NWS advises wearing “lightweight and loose fitting clothing.”

“Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” reads the statement.

The advisory covers several cities near Ocala, including Bunnell, Newberry, Starke, Weirsdale, and Gainesville, among others.

For more information, or to read this and other heat advisories, visit the National Weather Service heat advisory webpage.