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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

Australia: Drought danger as El Niño officially returns

12 May 2015, Telegraph, Daily, Sunday, the - Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has officially confirmed a return to El Niño for the first time in five years. The Bureau’s Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Mr Neil Plummer, said, 'Prolonged El Niño-like conditions have meant that some areas are more vulnerable to the impact of warmer temperatures and drier conditions'...



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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