cold wave


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cold wave

[′kōld ‚wāv]
(meteorology)
A rapid fall in temperature within 24 hours to a level requiring substantially increased protection to agriculture, industry, commerce, and social activities.
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The cold wave has caused respiratory infections in the provincial capital.
The relationship between the above systems and its impact on the North American cold wave are discussed in Section 4.
"The grant will be used for winterization non-food items and foods for socially vulnerable people including Syrian refugees, because the severe cold wave in January resulted in the shortage of such items in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey," the ministry said in a press release, adding that it will be provided through international organizations such as the World Food Programme (WFP).
Madinah, Jeddah and Makkah are expected to see a dropping temperatures as well as strong winds, and the cold wave would peak on Thursday in the Eastern Province and Riyadh, the report said.
Due to the cold wave in Europe, especially Eastern Europe, 200 people died of chilling and the Tropical Storm Katrina in America in the summer of 2005 caused the deaths of 1,836 people and $ 75 billion in damage.
THE relentless cold wave is expected to continue for at least the next two days in Delhi, which is registering mercury levels lower than some European cities such as London and Rome.
The cold wave that has gripped most of Europe and Russia has led to some 200 deaths over the week.
KABUL (PAN): The death toll among children has reached 28 due to an ongoing cold wave that could become harsher in coming days, an international organisation said on Saturday.
Cold wave prevailed in the hill state despite marginal rise in mercury as strong icy winds continued to sweep the region.
20, 2009 (TAP)- In accordance with President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's instructions to forward assistance in kind to population of regions hit by the cold wave, regional authorities particularly in the northwestern governorates started dispatching aid to concerned neighbourhoods.
Summary: Severe storms continued to batter Lebanon Wednesday, with weather forecasters expecting the cold wave to recede as of Thursday night.
Department store sales in Tokyo edged up 0.1 percent in January from a year before to 164.60 billion yen for the third consecutive monthly rise partly because a cold wave early in the month boosted winter clothing sales, an industry group said Tuesday.