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Preparing for this week’s extreme heat conditions

16 December 2015  |  

Extreme heat events, whether a single day of extreme temperature, or a heatwave – a prolonged period of high temperatures – pose a risk to our health. In fact, heatwaves are considered to be the ‘silent killer’ of extreme weather events and are the leading cause of weather related deaths in Australia.

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Heatwave warnings: Reaching vulnerable populations

11 December 2013  |  

According the Australian Government’s State of Australian Cities Report 2013, the number of heatwave-related deaths in Australia’s major cities is set to quadruple by mid-century, and there will be more than 2000 heat-related fatalities in 2050 compared with about 500 recorded in 2011. City populations are more vulnerable because of the Heat Island Effect (HIE) which can add up to four degrees to temperatures.

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