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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 workshop is aimed at sensitising States to the need of preparing and implementing their Heat Wave Action Plans in line with NDMAs Guidelines for Preparation of Action Plan Prevention and Management of Heat-Wave, first prepared in 2016, updated in 2017 and shared with all heat wave-prone States and stakeholders for implementation.
Islamabad -- A regional toolkit targeted towards city governments to support heat-wave management planning in Asian cities has been launched on Saturday.
To help the public combat extreme temperatures throughout Karachi, Mobilink's umbrella brand - Jazz partnered with Voice of Karachi (VoK), an association working for the betterment of the city, to set up heat-wave relief camps at various spots in Karachi throughout the month of May.
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.
heat-wave records dating back to 1948 and found that some were preceded by a circulation pattern that suggested a wavenumber-5 situation.
Barring a few places in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the entire state is facing the intense heat-wave conditions.
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.
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.
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.
Considering that heat waves are expected to become more common and intense in some areas as the Earth's climate changes, it is important to understand the factors that make individual communities vulnerable to heat-wave effects and that make individual heat waves more likely to cause excess deaths.
Patterns of urban heat-wave deaths and implications for prevention: data from New York and St.