Heatwaves and Health: Guidance on Warning-System Development

Organization: WMO, WHO

Year: 2015

Heatwaves and Health: Guidance on Warning-System Development

This guidance considers who is at risk from heat, outlines approaches to assessing heat stress, presents the science and methodologies associated with the development of HHWSs, overviews heat-intervention strategies which are a necessary part of any truly integrated HHWS, considers the problem of communicating heat risk and how to evaluate HHWSs and draws attention to the essential elements of summer heat plans within which HHWSs are nested.