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 session on Early Warning and Forecasting of Heat Wave was chaired by Shri Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA.
Guo says these findings suggest that reducing health risks associated with hot days may be better achieved using high-temperature warning systems, which are based solely on temperature, as opposed to heat wave warning systems, which can vary depending on how "heat wave" is defined.
They discovered that a pattern of varying warm and cold SSTs in the Pacific Ocean above about 20[degrees]N--which they dubbed the "Pacific Extreme Pattern"--consistently formed before intense heat waves in the eastern United States.
They called upon people and particularly children to drink plenty of water, lemonade, green coconut water for keeping fluid balance in the body as meteorological department warned that the current heat wave might continue for next several days despite slight fall of mercury.
The seriousness of natural disasters like heat waves should be recognised to avoid loss of precious lives.
He said the heat wave was affecting fruits in the early stages of growth and at the blossoming stage.
The heat wave disproportionately affected Karachi's poorest residents.
A severe heat wave struck the country in June this year, which caused high number of causalities, especially in Karachi.
3,580 people were hospitalized during the heat wave, which hit France between June 29th and July 5th, Touraine noted.
Yet it's the deadliest heat wave to hit India since at least 1998 and, by some accounts, the fourth- or fifth-deadliest worldwide since 1900.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- Northwest India is likely to see occasional storms over the next few days, following a week of heat wave, although central India and southeast states of Andhra Telangana may have to wait for a few more days for rain, said meteorological officials.
At the same time Andhra Pradesh Special Commissioner for Disaster Management, Tulsi Rani, said that the death toll in the state due to heat wave reached 302 till this evening.
NNA - An exceptionally rare heat wave is currently hitting Lebanon, with the high temperature degrees reaching in the city of Beirut 40 A'C at noon.
Australia's record heat wave in 2013 contributed to rampant wildfires and intense droughts.
New Delhi, June 7 ( ANI ): While monsoon has finally hit Kochi, North India is still reeling under a severe heat wave.