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The increasing frequency, intensity and duration of heat waves seem to follow the observed global warming in recent decades. Vulnerability to heat waves is expected to increase in urban environments mainly due to population density and the effect of the urban heat island that make cities hotter than surrounding non-urban areas. The present study focuses on a vulnerable area of the eastern Mediterranean, already characterized as a 'hot spot' with respect to heat-related risk and investigates thedoi:10.3390/atmos10090483 fatcat:sldo7b3imbcs7lqt7ypycesk6q