WMO warns of risk of heart attacks, deaths as heatwave intensifies | Inquirer News

WMO warns of risk of heart attacks, deaths as heatwave intensifies

/ 05:48 PM July 18, 2023

WMO warns of risk of heart attacks, deaths

A man shelters from the sun with a t-shirt near the Colosseum during a heatwave across Italy, in Rome, Italy July 11, 2023. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

GENEVA — The northern hemisphere heatwave is set to intensify this week, causing overnight temperatures to surge and leading to an increased risk of heart attacks and deaths, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.

“Temperatures in North America, Asia, and across North Africa and the Mediterranean will be above 40°C for a prolonged number of days this week as the heatwave intensifies,” the WMO said in a statement sent to journalists.


Overnight minimum temperatures were also set to reach new highs, creating risks of increased cases of heart attacks and deaths.


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