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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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Southern European cities will see the biggest increases in the number of heatwave days, while central European cities will see the greatest increase in temperature during heatwaves - between 2degC to 7degC for the low scenario and 8degC to 14degC for the high scenario.
Southern European cities will see the biggest increases in the number of heatwave days, while central European cities will see the greatest increase in temperature during heatwaves- between 2A[degrees]C to 7A[degrees]C for the low scenario and 8A[degrees]C to 14A[degrees]C for the high scenario.
The study suggests there will be: | a worsening of heatwaves for all 571 cities; | increasing drought conditions, particularly in southern Europe; | an increase in river flooding, especially in north-western European cities, and; | even in the most optimistic case, 85% of UK cities with a river - including Newcastle and Carlisle - are predicted to face increased flooding.
The heatwave will be lesser in intensity than one experienced in the city a week ago, the meteorological department stated.
The Commissioner directed that awareness be created to enable the people to take the required steps against the onslaught of the heatwave.
A major heatwave in Iraq necessitated for a suspension of work for the public sector yesterday.
According to the research published in Nature Climate Change, about 74 percent of the world's population will come into contact with deadly heatwaves.
Similar heatwave, the Karachiites are facing was the problem being faced by the tropical cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, Mumbai, Kolkata, Colombo, etc.
And I thought a heatwave had to last for at least three weeks not three days?
Despite a slight drop in temperatures starting Friday, the Met service said the heatwave was set to continue until Monday as humidity, coupled with high temperatures, kept discomfort at high levels.
Ahmed Kamal of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has blamed Indian power plants for increasing Pakistan's heatwave.
KARACHI -- Ahmed Kamal of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said power plants in India are responsible for increasing heatwave in Pakistan.
Gary Smith huddersfield examiner Hint of a heatwave to lift spirits in Huddersfield Grrr, that's just great news.
New Delhi: Heatwave continued to sweep several parts of the country with both Churu and Sriganganagar in Rajasthan scorching at 49.