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Summer Weather Information

During summer months, hot weather can be hard to take. Extreme heat can cause health problems especially for the elderly, pregnant woman, infants, and children.

Excessive heat can cause health problems, especially for seniors, pregnant women, infants, and children. Hot temperatures can also result in utility disruptions and bad weather such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

    • Visit the Office of Emergency Management’s Excessive Heat page. This includes their Stay Cool Guide, an interactive map of public swimming pools, spray grounds and cooling centers. 
    • Sign up for the City’s Mass Notification Alert System, ReadyPhiladelphia, to receive important weather and emergency information. 
    • Know the warning signs of heat sicknesses.
    • If you are a senior or have concern for a senior, call the Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging (PCA) Heatline, 215-765-9040, only during an Excessive Heat Warning. Visit their website  for more information.
    • Visit the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) website for Heat Safety Policy, training materials, and handouts.   
    • For current air quality information and tips to protect public health if the air quality is unhealthy visit the City’s website.  
    • You can use OpenMaps's recreation category to see all of the City’s cooling centers, spray grounds, and pools. Cooling Centers are only opened during an official “Excessive Heat Warning.” Before you visit a cooling center, call to make sure it’s open and if it has room for additional visitors.
Interactive Map of of public swimming pools, spray grounds, and cooling centers.