Heat Waves

How does it happen?

Sometimes a flow of air through the mid-latitudes can bring unusually warm air in. If it stays there for a while, it can cause a heat wave. The heat is able to stay if there arent rain & clouds to cool it off, and causes a heat wave.

Some other times, upper atmospheric pressure goes down and rotates out. As it goes down, the temperature rises. The air rotating out, makes it harder for the weather to come in, therefore causing a heat wave
In 1865, London had a huge summer heat wave. It was not only horrible because of its high temperatures, but also because the Londoners had replaced their sewage system to one that had more water, and made it easier to use. This system made the city smell awfully unbearable wit all of that extra heat.
One newspaper in London said “whoso once inhales the stink can never forget it and can count himself lucky if he lives to remember it.”
During another large heat wave, a man in India said "Thousands of distressed farmers have committed suicide, tens of thousands of farm animals have died, and crops have perished, with rivers, lakes and ponds drying up, and ground water tables sinking"


Created with images by Pexels - "beach outdoors people" • Christopher Combe Photography - "London TS" • ChristopherPluta - "old newspaper newspaper the 1960s" • Nick Kenrick.. - "Rajasthan . India"

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