Health authorities have issued a warning ahead of a record heatwave about to hit Perth

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Health authorities have issued a warning ahead of a record heatwave about to hit Perth. New research from UWA show

suburbs without greenery are much hotter than those with tree-lined streets and parks. In some places, a 40 degree day can

feel like 50 degrees. Professor Anas Ghadouani, environmental engineer, says a 10 degree difference is huge. The research

says Perth's hottest suburbs are Hamilton Hill, Coolbellup, Stirling, Bentley, Como, Kingsley, and Woodvale. Rockingham,

Wanneroo , Armidale, and Swan Valley are the worst for heat related emergencies. The Health Department has already issued

a heat stroke warning. From Sunday, Surf Life Saving will put on extra patrols, Transperth will slow the trains 20 kilometres an

hour so tracks won't buckle and schools without air conditioning may close.

Period5 Feb 2016

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  • TitleHealth authorities have issued a warning ahead of a record heatwave about to hit Perth.
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    Media name/outletChannel 9 Melbourne
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    Date5/02/16
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    Channel 9, Melbourne, National Nine Early News, Julie Snook 05 Feb 2016 5:07 AMDuration: 2 mins 6 secs • National • Australia • UWA - Radio & TV • ID: M00064785764Health authorities have issued a warning ahead of a record heatwave about to hit Perth. New research from UWA showsuburbs without greenery are much hotter than those with tree-lined streets and parks. In some places, a 40 degree day canfeel like 50 degrees. Professor Anas Ghadouani, environmental engineer, says a 10 degree difference is huge. The researchsays Perth's hottest suburbs are Hamilton Hill, Coolbellup, Stirling, Bentley, Como, Kingsley, and Woodvale. Rockingham,Wanneroo , Armidale, and Swan Valley are the worst for heat related emergencies. The Health Department has already issueda heat stroke warning. From Sunday, Surf Life Saving will put on extra patrols, Transperth will slow the trains 20 kilometres anhour so tracks won't buckle and schools without air conditioning may close.
    Producer/AuthorJulie Snook
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani