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Japan hit by scorching heat as rainy season appears over

都心で3日連続「猛暑日」 “節電モード”に各地で困惑

NHK -- Jun 28
Japan is experiencing scorching heat as the rainy season appears to have ended in much of the country.

Meteorological Agency officials announced on Tuesday that the rainy season seems to be over in the northern Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokuriku regions, as well as the western part of the main island of Honshu.

If finalized, the end of the rainy season in the areas will be the earliest since record-keeping began in 1951.

On Monday, the officials announced the end of the rainy season in the regions of southern Kyushu, Tokai and Kanto-Koshin, which includes Tokyo.

Only the northeastern region of Tohoku remains prone to rainy weather. Hokkaido has no rainy season.

Temperatures soared in many locations, especially in central Japan. Koshu City in Yamanashi Prefecture recorded a daytime high of 38.7 degrees Celsius, and Tajimi City in Gifu Prefecture 37.9 degrees.

Central Tokyo topped 35 degrees for the fourth straight day, for the first time ever in June.

Temperatures of over 35 degrees were observed at 100 locations across Japan, the most this season.

People are advised to stay hydrated and use air conditioners appropriately to avoid heatstroke. They are also encouraged to remove their face masks when they're outdoors and there's little conversation.

Jun 28 (ANNnewsCH) - 27日も東京都心は35度を記録し、6月として初めて3日連続の猛暑日となりました。記録的な暑さのなかで始まった節電の呼び掛けに早くも暮らしに影響が出ています。  ...continue reading

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