Peak heat index to hit 112F at Walt Disney World theme parks this week

Aug 08, 2023 in "Severe Weather impacts to Walt Disney World"

Posted: Tuesday August 8, 2023 8:40am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The National Weather Service has issued a new warning for excessive heat to impact the Walt Disney World theme park areas this week.

Today's temperatures will reach the upper 90s, which, combined with high humidity, will produce heat index values of 108F to 112F.

The Weather Service advises, "If outside in this dangerous heat, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks as needed. NEVER leave children or pets in a vehicle unattended for ANY length of time."

The outlook for the coming week through Monday is that near to above-normal temperatures and high humidity will result in triple-digit heat index values, with peak heat indices forecast to exceed 105, potentially reaching up to 110 through much of the week.

In addition to the excessive heart impact, widely scattered afternoon lightning storms will continue to be possible through the next several days. Brief gusty winds to 45 mph along with torrential rainfall will be possible.

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LilofanAug 15, 2023

St Augustine grass is heat tolerant and does well in the very hot weather just mow your lawn early in morning or after dinner time to avoid heat stroke.

DisneyCaneAug 15, 2023

I wish we could send some of the South Florida rain up to you. This has been one of the wettest summers I can remember at my house down here.

LilofanAug 15, 2023

Spring time was a more comfortable time , low 80s during the day, low 60s at night , no rain for several days

ToTBellHopAug 15, 2023

Yes, it’s been different. I can’t think of visits any month of the year without rain for 8 days.

LilofanAug 15, 2023

All the years we visited in August, rains daily especially in afternoons.

DisneyFanatic12Aug 15, 2023

That’s crazy! Could be because of the ocean temps too. All of our grass is dying because we haven’t gotten a drop of rain for two weeks. It sprinkled a little today, but no noticeable precip for a while. (Due to scattered showers, some other areas have gotten closer to a normal amount of rain)

DisneyCaneAug 15, 2023

Possible. We're getting a lot of rain in Southeast Florida and it's still been very hot and humid.

JoeCamelAug 15, 2023

And really good AC

SamusAranXAug 15, 2023

Today was relatively better. A lot of cloud cover at Epcot. Still hot, but not drop dead hot like the last two weeks.

ToTBellHopAug 15, 2023

Didn’t actually rain today. Last time I saw rain was 8 days ago. Never had that before in August at Disney. But it was only 93 today!

MisterPenguinAug 14, 2023

We need a 20 minute Navi River Journey with BarcaLounges.

Disstevefan1Aug 14, 2023

Yes, I finally got it :) Totally agree. Nice cool, dark, comfortable places to get some Zzzzzzz :)

prberkAug 14, 2023

No, I meant for a nice long classic attraction with AC.

LilofanAug 14, 2023

2x-3x a day rainstorms , sweating and soaking wet at the same time?