Heat or cold waves - number of deaths

This statistic shows the number of fatalities due to significant heat or cold waves worldwide from 1900 to 2016*. The heat wave in Russia in June 2010 led to 55,736 deaths.
The costliest heat wave occurred in China in 2008. The heat wave caused estimated economic damage of about 21.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Number of deaths due to significant heat or cold waves worldwide between 1900 and 2016*

Number of deaths
Russia, heat wave (2010)55,736
Italy, heat wave (2003)20,089
France, heat wave (2003)19,490
Spain, heat wave (2003)15,090
Germany, heat wave (2003)9,355
France, heat wave (2015)3,275
Portugal, heat wave (2003)2,696
India, heat wave (1998)2,541
India, heat wave (2015)2,248
France, heat wave (2006)1,388
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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