A prolonged period of abnormally hot weather: when a heatwave occurs many people become increasingly bad-tempered
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- Weather forecasters predict the heatwave will continue in the Bradford district into next week.
- June is a funny month seeing anything from snow to thunderstorms to heatwaves.
- Floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts have created headlines in the UK over recent years.
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