The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Montclair area. The Montclair Department of Health is requesting that resident’s exercise safety cautions to protect themselves in this heat wave. Cooling centers in Montclair are open to the public. 

Be cautious of the effects of the heat and look out for signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. For Heat Exhaustion symptoms such as  profuse sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and headaches may take place. Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that may lead the body to become disabled or even death. If you suspect you or someone around you is suffering from heat stroke, call 911 immediately. 

Residents should also be cautious of Skin Cancer as a direct result of prolonged sun exposure throughout the summer. Ultraviolet Light rays is a form of radiation that damages skin cells and can cause dangerous skin cancer such as Melanoma. No one is exempt from the effects of the UV light rays so be cautious while tanning this summer, whether it is indoor or outdoors. If you notice any changes in existing blemishes or moles, please contact your medical provider. 

Animal Control Officers also warned not to take pets in cars during heatwaves.

Residents should check in with their elderly neighbors.

Mountainside Pool is open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. for seasonal pass holders. Essex and Nishuane pools remain closed while the parks undergo construction. Please be cautious of the heat advisory. 

The Township of Montclair is providing cooling centers if you do find yourself experiencing extreme heat: 

Cooling Centers

The Municipal Council Chamber and both libraries offer respite from the extreme heat. Locations and hours are provided below.

Montclair Municipal Building Council Chamber

205 Claremont Avenue, first floor


Monday – Friday 8:30AM to 6:00PM

Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday 10:00AM to 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library main branch

50 South Fullerton Avenue


Monday – Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Sunday 1:00-6:00PM

Montclair Public Library Bellevue Avenue branch

185 Bellevue Avenue


Monday: 2:00 - 6:00PM

Tuesday:10:00AM – 8:00PM

Wednesday:10:00AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday:10:00AM - 8:00PM

Friday: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Sunday: Closed