Thursday, July 18, 2013

Η πρωτοφανής ζέστη στη Μεγάλη Βρετανία έχει προκαλέσει το θάνατο 760 ανθρώπων / Heatwave deaths: 760 lives claimed by hot weather as high temperatures continue

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Η πρωτοφανής ζέστη, που επικρατεί σε σημαντικό μέρος της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας, έχει προκαλέσει στο θάνατο 760 ατόμων, μεταδίδει το BBC.

Τις τελευταίες 6 ημέρες η θερμοκρασία του αέρα διατηρείται πάνω από τους 30 βαθμούς Κελσίου. 

Οι Βρετανοί, που έχουν συνηθίσει το ψυχρό και βροχερό καλοκαίρι, με δυσκολία αντέχουν τη ζέστη. 

Ας σημειωθεί ότι πολλοί από αυτούς δεν παίρνουν μέτρα προστασίας από τον καύσωνα, πράγμα που επηρεάζει αρνητικά την υγεία, επισημαίνουν οι επιστήμονες.

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  • Heatwave deaths: 760 lives claimed by hot weather as high temperatures continue
Up to 760 people in England have died as a result of the current heatwave, figures show, and the death toll is set to rise further still. 

Research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that between 540 and 760 deaths could be attributed to the ongoing spell of hot weather.
Forecasters say the heatwave shows no signs of abating, meaning the number of fatalities is likely to double before the temperature cools down.
Ben Armstrong, professor in epidemiological statistics, produced the mortality figures for The Times using Met Office temperature data and comparing it to previous studies he has conducted on other British heatwaves.
The numbers cover the nine-day period from July 6 to last Sunday, which is the most recent date for which data is available.
The Met Office yesterday issued a level 3 heatwave alert, meaning social and healthcare services are advised to take specific actions that target high-risk groups.

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  1. UK heatwave: Hottest day for seven years recorded...

    The UK is experiencing its hottest day since July 2006 as the heatwave continues, BBC forecasters have said.

    A temperature of 33.5C (92.3F) was recorded at Heathrow and Northolt in west London.

    The highest UK temperature recorded before Monday was 32.2C at Hampton Waterworks, south-west London, last Wednesday.

    The hot weather is expected to give way to thunderstorms and potential flooding on Monday night.

    The BBC Weather Centre said delayed reports from smaller weather stations could produce a higher reading than 33.5C.

    A spokesman added that it was also possible the record for the highest minimum overnight temperature - Brighton's 23.9C in August 1990 - may be broken.

    Before Monday the highest temperatures recorded this year in the UK - but outside England - were 30C at Auchtermuchty, in Fife, last Thursday; 30.1C at Castlederg, in Strabane, on Friday and 31.4C at Porthmadog, in Gwynedd, on Friday.

    A high of 36.5C was recorded at Wisley, Surrey on 19 July 2006 - and that month was the warmest on record over much of the UK.
    'Unstable atmosphere'

    BBC weather forecaster Mike Silverstone said south-east England was seeing the hottest of Monday's weather.....


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