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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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Khanka Psychiatric Hospital has received seven new air conditioning units following the deaths of 11 patients due to the nationwide heat-wave, the hospital's director, Mostafa Shehata, told state-run news agency MENA.
8 degree Celsius, amid warnings from the Meteorological department that Adilabad, Khammam, Nalgonda and Karimnagar districts would come under fresh heat-wave attacks today.
1996), the role of heat-wave duration versus intensity as a health determinant remains unclear (Anderson and Bell 2011; Gasparrini and Armstrong 2011).
Barring a few places in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the entire state is facing the intense heat-wave conditions.
Williams knows that a products name has a great deal to do with the products success, so Williams got busy on product name development and came up with what he felt was a true winner "The Heat-Wave Towel.
10 reported that the losses the Russian economy may suffer because of the heat-wave, drought and wild-fires may amount to 1% of the country's 2010 GDP.
jurisdictions have made impressive strides in reducing heat-wave deaths.
In the past half-century, late-summer heat waves have also increased, said Patzert, who is studying heat-wave trends in Woodland Hills, the hottest spot in Los Angeles.
The continuous high temperatures last month triggered Wales' heat-wave response plan for the first and second time ever, in the space of a matter of weeks.
Heat-wave warnings often do not carry the weight of other natural disaster alerts.
Day three of California's early season heat-wave brings continued above-average temperatures and urgent requests for conservation from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Although the authors allude to the possible geographic variability of these risks, there is nevertheless no mention of the possible evolution over time that can take place both in heat-wave definition temperatures and in the modifications of these possible impacts, beyond those stemming from the use of air-conditioning equipment and the implementation of heat-wave prevention plans.
Other effects include lengthening the heat-wave season from 115 days to 204 days and raising the average temperature by 10 degrees, or even 15 degrees, in summer.
They compared mortality during heat-wave clays and non-heat-wave days using city-specific generalized linear models.
We compared mortality during heat-wave days and non-heat-wave days using cityspecific generalized linear models.