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One consequence of heat waves in increased mortality. The most affected people are the elderly and people with chronic diseases. Ten heat waves occurred in year 2017. During the heat waves of 2017, the death toll did not increase, it even slightly decreased. The average number of deaths was 48 deaths per day during the period of heat waves and 49 deaths per day during the period of non-heat wave days. The number and length of heat waves will increase in the future.


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Figure ZD20-1: Daily number of deaths (all causes) due to heat waves, 2017, Slovenia and (heat wave: 29th July – 6th August 2017)
Sources: 
National Institute of Public Health, Slovenian Environment Agency (2018)
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Daily pseudo-equivalent temperatures[°C]

Daily number of deaths[number of deaths]

27. 07. 2017

47.01

45

28. 07. 2017

54.56

46

29. 07. 2017

58.57

47

30. 07. 2017

61.00

44

31. 07. 2017

66.39

44

1. 08. 2017

67.88

49

2. 08. 2017

70.91

46

3. 08. 2017

69.61

51

4. 08. 2017

72.28

55

5. 08. 2017

67.30

56

6. 08. 2017

63.99

46

7. 08. 2017

49.90

51

Figure ZD20-2: Projected change in number and length of heatwaves in Slovenia and associated reliability of change, Slovenia, 2011-2040
Sources: 
Ocena podnebnih sprememb v Sloveniji do konca 21. stoletja, Agencija RS za okolje (2018)
Chart note: 

Heatwaves are defined using EHF (Excess Heat Factor, left) and using HWMId (Heat-wave Magnitude Index Daily, right). Events from May to September are considered.



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