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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

© 2015 Münchener Rückversicherungs - Gesellschaft, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE – As at January 2015

Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes in 2014 - Munich RE

7 Jan 2015, Munich Re

'Though tragic in each individual case, the fact that fewer people were killed in natural catastrophes last year is good news. And this development is not a mere coincidence. In many places, early warning systems functioned better, and the authorities consistently brought people to safety in the face of approaching weather catastrophes, for example before Cyclone Hudhud struck India’s east coast and Typhoon Hagupit hit the coast of the Philippines'...

Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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