The City of Austin will issue a heat advisory within 12 hours of heat conditions reaching a maximum heat index temperature of 100 degrees for at least two days. Learn to stay safe when it is too hot outside.

Beat the Heat

  • "Look before you lock" - Ensure children and pets are not left in vehicles
  • Drink more water than usual and avoid sugary beverages
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Apply sunscreen with at least SPF 15
  • Find shade and wear a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors
  • Avoid high-energy activities, especially during the afternoon
  • Provide your pets with plenty of water and shade

Heat-Related Illness

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke


Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Cramps

Signs: Red, dry, hot skin, no sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness, confusion, unconsciousness Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, cramps, nausea, dizziness Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms or legs
Actions: Seek immediate medical help Actions: Move to a cooler location, lie down, remove clothing, take a cool bath Actions: Move to a cooler location, remove excess clothing

Infants, children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk for heat-related illness.

By the Numbers 

Heat Information

*Data was collected within the span of a year.

2019 Austin Public Health Emergency Preparedness Data