Heat advisory is in place, cooling centers prepared for Aug. 4 due to anticipated high temps

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MANCHESTER, NH – The National Weather Service, Grey, ME, has issued a Heat Advisory that includes the City of  Manchester, effective from 12 – 8 p.m. August 4. Hot and humid conditions are in the forecast, with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible late Thursday afternoon through evening, some of which may become strong. For the most up-to-date forecast information visit www.weather.gov/gray

Cooling Centers 

  • City of Manchester Library (Main Branch) 405 Pine St.
    • Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • City of Manchester Library (West Branch) 76 Main Street
    • Monday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 5 pm
    • Thursday: 1 pm – 5 p.m.
    • Friday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday – Closed
    • Sunday – Closed
  • William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center 151 Douglas Street
    • M-F 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m. 
    • Sat & Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Transportation to the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center’s Cooling Center will be provided by the  Manchester Transit Authority. Fares will be waived for passengers who inform the driver they need access to this Cooling Center.

Residents may board any MTA bus to reach downtown and from Veteran’s Park may take either: 

  • Route #6 Bremer Street/Mast Road
  • Route #7 Bedford Grove Plaza/Second Street
  • M-F 5:30 AM to 6:25 PM M-F 7 a.m. – 5:55 p.m. 
  • Sat 9:30 AM to 5:25 PM Sat 9:45 a.m. – 4:25 p.m. 

MTA schedules can be found at www.mtabus.org 

  • Mall of New Hampshire 1500 S Willow Street

Mon.- Thurs 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.

Fri and Sat 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sun 12 – 6 p.m.

  • 1269 Café 456 Union Street 

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Sunday -Friday

Additional Options to Beat the Heat 

  • Crystal Lake Public Beach 679 Bodwell Road 12  – 8 p.m. (NOTE: CLOSED AS OF AUG. 3 due to E-coli. Check the city website for updates.
  • Dupont Splash Pad 207 Mason Street 11 a.m.– 7 p.m.
  • Livingston Pool 410 Hooksett Road  1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  • Raco-Theodore Pool 66 Head Street 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
  • Sheehan-Basquil Splash Pad 297 Maple Street 12 – 7:45 p.m.

Stay Cool 

The following groups are especially vulnerable to heat; check in with friends, neighbors and relatives  who fall into these populations: 

  • Young children and infants Athletes 
  • Older adults aged 65+ Outdoor workers 
  • Individuals with chronic medical conditions
  • Pregnant women 

It is never safe to leave a child, disabled individual, or pet locked in a car. If you have young children in  your household, lock your vehicles, even in your own driveway. 

  • Wear appropriate clothing such as lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing. If you must be outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. 
  • Stay cool indoors. Stay in an air-conditioned location as much as possible. If you do not have air conditioning in your home, visit a shopping mall or local shops, indoor entertainment venues,  or public facilities.  

Electric fans may provide comfort, but in extreme heat, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or staying in an air-conditioned location is a much better way to cool off. 

  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully. Try to limit outdoor activities to the coolest times of day,  morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas to allow your body to recover. 

If you must be outdoors, pace yourself. Cut down on exercise during extreme heat. If you are unaccustomed to working or exercising in hot weather, start slowly.  

  • Wear sunscreen. Sunburn prevents your body from cooling down appropriately, and can make you dehydrated. If you must be outside, apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes before going out. Reapply according to package instructions. 

Stay Hydrated 

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Drink more fluids, regardless of activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty. 

Always consult your doctor if you are on water pills or your doctor limits the amount you drink. 

Avoid sugary and alcoholic drinks, which cause you to lose more body fluid. Avoid very cold drinks because they may cause stomach cramps. 

  • Replace salt and minerals. Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from your body that need to be replaced. Sports drinks may replace the salt and minerals lost. 

If you are on a low-salt diet, have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic condition, talk with your doctor before consuming sports beverages or salt tablets. 

Stay Informed 

  • Check for updates. Stay tuned to local news for weather alerts and safety tips. Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. 
  • Monitor those at high risk. 

For more information on emergency preparedness and heat-related safety visit: 





*Please Note* The Kelly Falls WOW event scheduled for Thursday has been postponed and will be rescheduled. 

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