What are the causes and effects of heat waves?
A heat wave is formed when static high pressure generated in the upper atmosphere over a region for several days up to several weeks. This static high pressure generates a hot mass of air, which is stagnant for many days and week, which resulted the trapping of more heat that also reduce the convention currents.
What will happen if heat waves increase?
Heat waves are already dangerous to people’s health.
Extreme heat can make existing health problems worse and can cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion even in healthy people. Older adults, young children, and people with chronic conditions face the highest risk.
Who is at risk from extreme heat?
Those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications.
- What are the causes and effects of heat waves?
- What will happen if heat waves increase?
- Who is at risk from extreme heat?
- How do heat waves affect the environment?
- How does heat affect our daily lives?
- Are heat waves increasing?
- What are the four effects of heat?
- What was the worst heatwave in history?
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- How do you survive a heat wave?
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- How long does a heat wave last?
- What do you do after a heat wave?
- What is considered extreme heat?
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