The Current Extreme Cold Risk product captures the current risk of extreme cold across the globe using well-established thermal stress metrics. These products seek to identify areas across the region where current extreme cold conditions may cause physiological stress to humans. The focus of these products is on biological cold stress, but they can also be used to identify areas where cold stress may impact infrastructure or agricultural processes.
This Current Risk layer looks at the maximum of the daily extreme cold conditions across the globe for the next 1-3 days.
The following Extreme Cold Risk classes are used to classify the risk of cold stress: