heat wave

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heat wave

A period of time in which the weather is unusually and persistently hot. Our summers are usually very mild here, but we've been in the midst of a heat wave recently that's made it feel like the tropics!
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Medical experts and civil society activists largely critical of the provincial authorities's inability to respond to the previous heatwave in Karachi in a timely manner said the unfortunate episode must not be repeated at any cost.
In the coastal provinces of Tartous and Lattakia, the heatwave caused 18 fires in a number of areas, all were put out.
We had one heatwave a few weeks ago and although the rest of July looks to be petering out with cooler temperatures and showers, there is a hint the hot weather could return in August.
The heatwave is still ongoing and it is premature to say whether it can be attributed to climate change or whether it is due to naturally occurring climate variability," Omar Baddour, coordinator of WMO's World Climate Data and Monitoring Program, said in a statement.
West Midlands Ambulance Service medical director Dr Andrew Carson said: "A heatwave poses a real danger to those with emphysema, asthma and breathing problems.
The heatwave is caused by a warm front and tropical continental air mass from Europe pushing across the country.
The Met Office said there was an "80 per cent probability" of heatwave conditions between noon today and 6am on Thursday in parts of England.
While most of us might welcome a bit of warmth, Public Health England say older people, babies and young children, and those with serious health conditions, are most at risk during heatwaves.
Both rescue and hospital sources confirmed that heatwave related death in KMC hospitals have reached 69 on Monday evening.
As the isolated thunder showers over parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over the last couple of days failed to cool down the blazing temperatures, many districts of the two states were still reeling under the raging heatwave with 20 more deaths being reported from Telangana districts during last 24 hours.
According to the India Meteorological Department ( IMD), heatwave to severe heatwave conditions would prevail at places in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana, Vidarbha region, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan.
Making use of public spaces, rooftops and parking lots as their 'dance studio' is part of the story behind the formation of Heatwave, the first Filipino modern dance group formed in Qatar in 2006.
According to CSIRO, a 1 to 2 degree increase in global warming will result in an 89 to 123 per cent rise in heatwave related deaths.
Agilent Technologies announced the acquisition of electrothermal analysis technology from Gradient Design Automation, the maker of HeatWave electrothermal analysis software.