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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

Karachi opens heat relief centres in bid to cut death toll

16 Jun 2016, TRF

After nearly 1,300 people died in extreme heat in Karachi last summer, the city is stepping up preparations for this summer, opening 179 heatstroke centres. Officials have also trained scores of new ambulance drivers and are working with utility companies to try to keep electricity and water flowing for the city's 24 million during the month-long Islamic fast of Ramadan.



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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