In 2022, a heatwave in China lasted over 70 days, making it the country's worst on record.
Devastating heatwaves in India and Pakistan in 2022 were made 30 times more likely due to climate change.
In 2022, heatwaves across the UK broke the previous national record of 38.7°C.
In 2018, more than 220 million vulnerable people were exposed to heatwaves.
Heat is dangerous for vulnerable people, the elderly and infirm, pregnant women, infants, outdoor workers and athletes.
5°C to 10°C
Urban areas can be up to 5°C to 10°C warmer than surrounding areas, increasing the heatwave intensity and associated risks.