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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)
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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
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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