See this article from the Independent – Urban ‘heat island’ effect could intensify climate change, making cities up to 7C warmer
‘Any hard-won victories over climate change on a global scale could be wiped out by the effects of uncontrolled urban heat islands’
For more information about Urban Heat Islands the US EPA here .
Also see this article from the Melbourne Age – Melbourne city centre a death trap as heat-island effect takes its toll. “Of the nation’s capitals, the report estimated that Melbourne had the highest annual average number of heat-related deaths, with about 200 a year. By comparison, the state’s 2013 road toll was 242.” Perth is predicted to be the worst affected going forward.