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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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One condition was very hot and dry, the same as the peak conditions of the July 2018 California heat wave, with a heat index of about 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
'Heat waves are one of the deadliest natural hazards facing humanity, and the threat they pose will only become more serious and more widespread as the climate crisis continues,' said Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
A key finding of the study showed that under the extreme scenario, there will be a 471 per cent increase in deaths caused by heat waves in three Australian cities (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) in comparison with the period 1971-2010.
In the given backdrop, it can be easily comprehended that unlike cities of Balochistan and Sindh, Karachi is faced with the imminent threat of recurring heat waves and tropical cyclones.
Monash University said the recent media reports detailing deadly heat waves around the world highlight the importance of the heat wave study.
TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cognitive function deficits resulting from indoor thermal conditions during heat waves affect university students, according to a study published online July 10 in PLOS Medicine.
A heat wave in Quebec in eastern Canada was blamed for 70 deaths.
Current study was based on the Karachi, Pakistan heat wave hazard in 2015.
Karachi is now a day in a grip of heat wave as the citizen of Karachi is alerted for another heat wave to take precautionary measure during the hot weather.
'A heat wave is a period of at least three consecutive days with a maximum temperature of more than 30[degrees]C and a minimum temperature of more than 18[degrees]C,' explains Hendrik Wouters, climatologist at the University of Ghent.
There is no one way to define a heat wave; various studies have used different temperature thresholds over different lengths of time.
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The latest heat wave has ended, and Eugene area residents can look forward to several days of sunny but not oppressive weather - until another brief heat wave arrives on Thursday.
"Whatever mechanism ultimately leads to the heat wave also leaves a fingerprint of sea surface temperature anomalies behind," McKinnon explains.