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.

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Sky News Live, Sydney, 11:00 News Day, Newsreader 05 Feb 2016 11:15 AM

Duration: 2 mins 8 secs • National • Australia • UWA - Radio & TV • ID: M00064791977

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. New research from UWA show suburbs without greenery are much hotter than those with tree-lined streets and parks.
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    CountryAustralia
    Date5/02/16
    DescriptionSky News Live, Sydney, 11:00 News Day, Newsreader 05 Feb 2016 11:15 AM Duration: 2 mins 8 secs • National • Australia • UWA - Radio & TV • ID: M00064791977 Also broadcast from the following 9 stations Sky News Live (Melbourne), Sky News Live (Canberra), Sky News Live (Brisbane), Sky News Live (Adelaide), Sky News Live (Perth), Sky News Live (Regional NSW), Sky News Live (Regional Queensland), Sky News Live (Regional Victoria), Sky News Live (Tasmania) 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.
    PersonsAnas Ghadouani