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Heat Wave

A heat wave is an extended time interval of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather. It is an extended period of above normal warm temperatures sources: Florida Hazards Watch; WMO

Last decade sees dramatic increase in chance of extreme hot European summers

8 Dec 2014, Met Office, United Kingdom - gov

Heatwaves are expected to increase in frequency and intensity in a warming climate and the results of this study are consistent with this. The sharp increase in the likelihood of regional summer heatwaves in the last 10-15 years reveals how temperature increases are quickly changing the chances of such events...



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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