The Extreme Heat Risk Forecast product captures the forecasted risk of extreme heat across the globe using well-established thermal stress metrics. These products seek to identify areas across the region where forecasted extreme heat conditions may cause physiological stress to humans. The focus of these products is on biological heat stress, but they can also be used to identify areas where heat stress may impact infrastructure or agricultural processes.
This Forecast Risk layer looks at the maximum of the daily extreme heat conditions across the globe for the next 4-14 days.
The following Extreme Heat Risk classes are used to classify the risk of heat stress: