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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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PARIS, June 21 (KUNA) -- France, and indeed much of Western Europe, is to be hit by a massive heat-wave beginning on Tuesday, with temperatures expected to hit historic highs of over 40 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country, weather service Meteo France announced late Friday.
People living in and near Karachi should take care and be on high alert, as the weather and disaster predictions show high chances of a cyclone and subsequently a heat-wave to radiate through Southern Pakistan.
This will improve the understanding and provide deep insight for weather forecasters to improve heat-wave warning systems and for local government agencies to design better preparation and intervention strategies in order to minimize adverse health effects in the instance of future heat waves.
The prolonged load-shedding also struck citizens amid heat-wave as the government has failed to ensure interrupted power supply to the citizens.
ISLAMABAD -- Heat wave in Karachi would continue for another four days as city is in the grip of heat-wave ,city recorded 42 degree centigrade temperature last day.
The heat-wave in Karachi in 2015, which left over 1200 people dead, was caused by a steep rise in temperature that remained above 45Adeg C and touched a maximum of 49Adeg C in the third week of June with almost no wind movement.
According to PMD, temperature has increased due to decline in sea breeze; the heat-wave may result in heat stroke, the weather department warned.
Heat-wave is a prevalent climate related natural hazard.
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.