Key message
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Daily numbers of deaths increase during heat waves. Excess mortality during heat waves is greatest in the elderly and people with pre-existing illness. eight heat waves occurred in year 2019. The average number of deaths was 53 deaths per day during the period of heat waves and equal 53 deaths per day during the period of non-heat wave days. In 2019, no less or excess deaths than expected occurred during heat waves in total population.


Charts

Figure ZD20-1: Daily number of deaths (all causes) due to heat waves, 2019, Slovenia and (heat wave: 10th June – 27th June 2019)
Sources:

Slovenian Environment Agency, 2020, National Institute of Public Health, 2020 (4.12.2020)

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Daily number of deaths[number of deaths] Daily pseudo-equivalent temperatures[°C]
8. 06. 2019 52 53.50
9. 06. 2019 38 53
10. 06. 2019 58 61.40
11. 06. 2019 50 64
12. 06. 2019 53 64.40
13. 06. 2019 45 57.60
14. 06. 2019 42 57.50
15. 06. 2019 49 62.10
16. 06. 2019 59 62
17. 06. 2019 53 56.40
18. 06. 2019 65 56.90
19. 06. 2019 55 59.60
20. 06. 2019 52 60.10
21. 06. 2019 46 57.50
22. 06. 2019 58 57.50
23. 06. 2019 50 57.80
24. 06. 2019 47 58.70
25. 06. 2019 40 64.70
26. 06. 2019 57 65
27. 06. 2019 62 71.20
28. 06. 2019 44 54.10
29. 06. 2019 40 52.30
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, 2018 (4. 12. 2020)

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.


Methodology

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