Get ready for a heat wave: important info to know
The Patchogue Beach Club will be open additional hours during the weekend heat wave.

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Get ready for a heat wave: important info to know


The National Weather Service has already issued warnings of excessive heat for this weekend, beginning late Friday through Sunday. Local governments have also announced accomodation to help beat the heat. Here's some info on how to be prepared.


The Forecast

There is a heat advisory in effect from noon Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. An excessive heat warning begins at 6 a.m. Saturday until 8 p.m. Sunday. The heat index will be between 95 and 104 Friday and up to 110 on Saturday and Sunday. An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater.A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. 


Staying Safe

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.  Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.


Local Accomodations

Town of Brookhaven
Town pools at Centereach and Holtsville will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. Ocean beaches, including Great Gun and Davis Park, will remain open until 6 p.m.

All other beaches will remain open until 7 p.m.:
Cedar Beach – Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
Corey Beach – Corey Ave., Blue Point
Shirley Beach – Grandview Ave., Shirley (spray park)
Shoreham Beach – Valentine Rd, Shoreham
West Meadow Beach – 100 Trustees Road, Stony Brook
Webby’s Beach – Laura Lee Dr., Center Moriches
Spray parks are also located at Robert Rowley Park – Patchogue Ave., Bellport; Children’s Park – Central Parkway, Medford

Village of Patchogue

The Patchogue Beach Club will open an additional hour until 8:00PM on July 19 and 20 and until 7:00PM on July 21. 

Great South Bay Music Festival

The Great South Bay Music Festival is taking over Shorefront Park this weekend. Event organizers are allowing patrons to bring one, closed and sealed bottle of water or one open and empty bottle to fill at water stations during the festival. 

Suffolk County Community College

The Brookhaven gym at Suffolk COunty Community College's Ammerman campus in Selden will become a public cooling center during the weekend heat wave. Call 631-451-4000 for more details.

New York State 

Facility Friday Saturday Sunday
Jones Beach      
West End 2 Closed 10-8 10-8
Field 1 Closed 10-8 10-8
Field 2 9-8 9-8 9-8
West Bath House Ocean 10-8 10-8 10-8
West Bath House Pool 9-8 9-8 9-8
Central Mall 9-8 9-8 9-8
East Bath House Ocean 10-8 9-8 9-8
Field 6 9-8 8-8 8-8
Zach's Bay 10-8 9-8 9-8
Sunken Meadow      
Main Beach 9-8 9-8 9-8
East Beach (Field 3) 9-8 9-8 9-8
Main Beach 10:30-8 10:30-8 10:30-8
Robert Moses      
Field 2 9-8 8-8 8-8
Field 3 9-8 9-8 9-8
Field 4 closed 9-8 9-8
Field 5 9-8 8-8 8-8
Main Beach 10-7 10-8 10-8
Overlook Beach (Field 8) Closed 10-7 10-7
Main Beach 10:30-7 10:30-8 10:30-8
Hither Hills      
Main Beach 10-7 10-7 10-7
Montauk Downs      
Pool 10-5:30 10-5:30 10-5:30

There will be no changes to the schedule for Suffolk County or Bellport Village parks and beaches.


Important Links

Center for Disease Control:

National Weather Service:

Great South Bay Music Festival: