Officials are distributing graphics advising people how to cope with the heat wave.

WESTPORT — The heat’s on … 

… And local and state officials have activated hot weather protocols over the next few days — opening cooling shelters for people to seek relief from extreme heat and humidity, and urging people at risk to take precautions.

A “Heat Advisory” has been issued for Westport and the region through Tuesday night by the National Weather Service, warning that conditions will 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.”

The weather service also has issued an “Air Quality Alert” through Tuesday night, warning of unhealthy conditions. Get updates on Westport’s air quality by checking the EPA’s “Air Now” website.

Gov. Ned Lamont, activating the state’s hot weather protocols through Wednesday evening, said that anyone who needs help coping with conditions — particularly the elderly and those with health concerns — should visit the state’s 211ct.org website or call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Fire Chief Nick Marsan, who also serves as Westport’s emergency management director, said several local cooling centers have been opened to help people cope with the predicted heat and humidity.

Cooling centers in Westport are: 

Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave.: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday. 

MoCA CT, 19 Newtown Turnpike: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Westport Weston Family YMCA, 14 Allen Raymond Lane: Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Westport Museum for History and Culture, 25 Avery Place: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.