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Experts warn against underestimating heatwave threat

30 Nov 2016, ABC

Classifying exactly what a heatwave is or is not has long been a topic of discussion among scientists, and it has proven difficult for researchers to reach a consensus. However, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has come up with a scheme that classifies a heatwave as a low, severe or extreme event, similar to the way cyclones are measured.





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