On days when the forecast maximum temperature as published in the Sunday Mail that day is 38 degrees or higher, all games will be cancelled or postponed, except those at air-conditioned stadiums.
On days when the forecast maximum temperature as published in the Sunday Mail that day is 35 degrees or higher, the timing rules for all games will be modified as follows:
- Referees to call a time-out at the half way point of each period, if one has not already been called
- The period break to be extended by two minutes
For more information on these guidelines, the official Hot Weather Policy is available for viewing here.