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Cold Wave

Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO

Hong Kong has the highest natural disasters risk in Asia - Study

25 May 2015, ARCADIS

Hong Kong tops Asia’s ranks as the city with the highest natural disasters risk, according to the recently released inaugural Sustainable Cities Index from ARCADIS, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. The Index was conducted by the Center for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and included 50 of the world’s leading cities...



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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