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  1. Calls for help increase on hottest day of the year

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... major reason is because temperatures have increased this year.' The peak period for calls were usually early in the morning or at noon. As of yesterday, the temporary night heat shelters had more than 1,200 visits since they opened on July 24, including 112 visitors since 10.30pm last night. A Home Affairs Department spokeswoman said the shelters would be opened if the heat ...

  2. On a scorching day, dads are the hottest ticket in town

    Posted Jun 21st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Territories and Chek Lap Kok, the temperature hit 36. Weathermen warned people to drink plenty of water and to stay in the shade. The Observatory said the heat was brought by a southwesterly airstream ... Martin Wong With 36-degree heat, the Observatory issues its first 'very hot weather' warning of the year It was a day when staying indoors with a cool drink might have seemed ...

  3. The heat is on

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... strain on already limited water and electricity supplies. Temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius were recorded yesterday across Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan and Hubei, and weather officials predict the hot spell will last two more days. Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi, had its hottest day of the year, 35.4 degrees, and water consumption was 15,000 tonnes above the daily norm ...

  4. Quiz

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that induce the condition- it can happen any time the air or water temperature takes one's core body temperature below 35 degrees Celsius. Cold water, in particular, robs heat from the body 32 times faster than cold air. The body also loses heat through metabolism, conducting heat to colder objects through contact, and perspiration. From 2001 to 2010, there were 111 deaths due ...

  5. Roll on autumn- August is hottest for decades

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in Hubei short of drinking water. Shenzhen Television said the number of patients with heatstroke or heat-related skin conditions had increased. ... Joyce Ng Feeling the heat? No wonder. This month has already seen the most 'very hot' days- when the temperature has soared past 33 degrees Celsius- of any August for more than ...

  6. Shanghai set to scorch summer heat record

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. The provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangdong have also been suffering from heatwaves. In Shanghai, high temperatures are causing shortages of power and water, while sparking ...

  7. Climate-change plans can no longer be put off

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and they will kill large numbers of people and cause widespread property damage. Science says that with a temperature rise of 1 degree Celsius, water vapour in the air increases. This traps more heat ... have noted that the disaster was reminiscent of the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami. However, in this instance, the 10-metre wall of water came not from the sea but from the Cagayan River, which ...

  8. Hangzhou opens bomb shelters to cool off citizens

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai residents take cover from the heat wave in underground rail stations Hangzhou has thrown open its bomb shelters to allow citizens to escape a scorching heat wave, while ... compared with 38 Celsius outdoors yesterday. The shelters had been equipped with chairs and drinking water, the report said. Shanghai's temperature came down slightly to 36 degree Celsius ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    World heat record declared wrong 90 years on

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Heat record declared wrong 90 years on The world's all-time heat record lowered a tad yesterday, as the World Meteorological Organisation declared that a phenomenal 58 degrees Celsius recorded in Libya 90 years ago was wrong. Instead, the title of the world's hottest place should go to Death Valley, California, it said. "The all-time heat ...

  10. Weather - Hong Kong

    Tropical storm brings heat and haze

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hongkongers endured one of the hottest days of the year yesterday as the approach of a tropical storm brought stifling heat and haze to Hong Kong. ... Women yesterday used fans and took shelter under umbrellas in a desperate attempt to ameliorate the furnace-like conditions. In Wan Chai, book lovers wilted in the heat as they joined ...




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