Heat waves take place when very high temperature is recorded for several consecutive days and are often associated with high humidity, strong solar irradiation and lack of wind; for this reason they are a risk for the health of the population, particularly for those who are weaker. Monitoring systems, including instruments installed pursuant to the requirements of the World Meteorological Organization, allow collecting all weather data required to identify these risks and therefore to prevent damage to the health of the population, warning them in time and recommending them to follow the instructions of the Department of Health.
- Wind speed and direction
- Bioclimatic indexes as a function of temperature and humidity
- Brightness and irradiation
- Air temperature and humidity