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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

WMO urges governments to translate research findings into actionable information through climate services

31 Mar 2014, WMO

'Over the coming decades, climate change will have mostly negative impacts on cities and infrastructure, migration and security, ecosystems and species, crops and food security, public health, water supplies, and much more. We will see more ocean acidification and extreme droughts, floods and heatwaves. The poor and vulnerable will be most affected,'...



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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