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!
See also: heat, wave
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The ongoing heat wave comes at a time when water shortages are being reported by farmers.
Late in June, Minister Mushahidullah Khan had formed a committee of experts to investigate the causes of the blistering heat wave in the country, so that fallouts of heat waves in future are mitigated.
Climate change is responsible for the increased frequency and intensity of heat waves around the world, the U.
Statistical analyses and climate modeling indicate that the 2010 Russian heat wave was about five times more likely to have occurred in 2010 than it would have been in the cooler 1960s.
67] were the four natural cubic splines of AT (one for each of four lag strata: days 0-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7) each with 3 df; and HW was the single heat wave indicator variable for an 8-day heat wave.
SCE s year-to-date peak consumption of 23,055 megawatts was achieved on Monday, and the National Weather Service is predicting the heat wave conditions to persist through the middle of the week.
The heat wave will remain as intense today and tomorrow and the western winds have also added to the sizzling heat.
The authors noted, "There is evidence for an increase of IBD hospital admissions by 4-6 percent for each additional day within a heat wave period.
A nighttime heat wave relates to how high the minimum temperature remains overnight.
Travel Business Review-July 18, 2013--UK travel firms hit by heat wave, shares plunge(C)2013] ENPublishing - http://www.
Hyderabad: The heat wave in Andhra Pradesh continued yesterday with young children and elderly people being the worst affected.
3) Following the European heat wave of 2003, 15,000 excess deaths were reported in 12 European countries during the first week of August and approximately 24,000 during the second week.
Washington, DC: July 9 -- (BNA) Various USA states have suffered the brunt of a severe heat wave which resulted in tens of fatalities; as authorities anticipated cooler storms to replace the heat wave.
Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt originally appeared in 2010 and here provides a fine survey of a New York City heat wave where temperatures were as high as 137 degrees for 10 days.
Hot time in the old town; the great heat wave of 1896 and the making of Theodore Roosevelt.