Mortality increases during periods of elevated heat. Identification of vulnerable subgroups by demographics, causes of death, and geographic regions, including deaths occurring at home, is needed to inform public health prevention efforts. We calculated mortality relative risks RRs and excess deaths associated with a large-scale California heat wave incomparing deaths during the heat wave with reference days.
In August ofa severe heat wave descended across France, leaving nearly 15, people dead in its wake 3. The high temperatures that France experienced during the late summer of were indeed the consequence of an extreme weather anomaly. An unrelenting high-pressure front lingered over Western Europe for weeks with little movement, causing temperatures to rise to a staggering degrees Fahrenheit 40 degrees Celsius for days at a time 3.
This project is aimed at assessing contribution of climate change to the summer heat wave over East Asia. East Asia experienced a record-breaking heatwave in summer South Korea had its hottest summer nights and second hottest summer days since with summer mean daily minimum temperatures 2.
We cannot prevent disasters … What we hope to do is to be more proactive, to be better prepared so that we can react better, faster. Winston Choo, Very hot and very cold temperatures can occur in the same place at different times: whilst Southern Asian territories have hot summers, winters can be very cold. Extreme temperatures are most dangerous when they are unusual in that location.
All rights reserved. Another deadly heat wave has Europe in its sweaty grip this week. Record temperatures topped degrees Fahrenheit
National highest-ever temperature records, typically set in late July or August, are likely to be broken across Europe this week as a potentially deadly early summer heatwave sweeps across the continent. Meteorologists expect previous June highs to be approached and possibly exceeded in Austria, Belgium, the Czech RepublicDenmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland, with all-time records likely to fall in some countries. The highest reliable June temperature previously recorded in France was
By Shaoni Bhattacharya. At least 35, people died as a result of the record heatwave that scorched Europe in Augustsays an environmental think tank. The EPI calculated the huge death toll from the eight western European countries with data available.
European heat wave ofrecord high temperatures across Europe in that resulted in at least 30, deaths more than 14, in France alone. In the summer of an anticyclone stationed above western Europe prevented precipitation and led to record high temperatures over sustained periods. During the heat wave, which began in June and continued through mid- Augusttemperatures soared to 20—30 percent above average. Even nightly temperatures were higher than the average summer midday highs.
This is a partial list of temperature phenomena that have been labeled as heat waveslisted in order of occurrence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: heat wave.
Some features of this site are not compatible with your browser. Install Opera Mini to better experience this site. March 3. The weeks of persistently high temperatures are evident in the close up image of south-central India, where regions of pale yellow indicate where the land surface temperatures averaged more than 50 degrees C.