Season's highest temperature in Japan recorded in Tokyo's Hachioji

TOKYO, Jul 13 (NHK) - Scorching heat continues across Japan. In Tokyo's Hachioji City, the temperature hit 39.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the season's highest in the country so far this year.

Weather officials are urging people to be on the alert for heatstroke overnight as night temperatures are expected to remain above 25 degrees in many areas mainly in western and eastern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says temperatures rose mainly in the Kanto-Koshin region on Wednesday. Daytime highs were 38.6 degrees in Tokyo's Nerima Ward, 38.5 degrees in Saitama City, 37.5 degrees in central Tokyo and Mito City, 36.3 degrees in Shizuoka City, and 35.7 degrees in Tsu City.

Other Japanese regions also had hot weather. Temperatures reached 34.6 degrees in Nagoya City, 33.3 degrees in Osaka City, 32.9 degrees in Sendai City and 32.6 degrees in Fukuoka City.

Intense heat is expected to continue across wide areas from western to northern Japan on Thursday, including northern Kyushu where record torrential rain led to disasters. Temperatures are expected to reach 32 degrees in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, and 31 degrees in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture.

People are advised to continue to take measures against heatstroke on Thursday, including using air conditioners appropriately and drinking water regularly even if they do not feel thirsty.

Jul 13 (ANNnewsCH) - 関東を中心に12日も危険な暑さが続きます。東京・八王子では39℃を超え、今年全国の最高気温を更新。東京都心でも37℃を上回り、体温を超える暑さとなりました。  ...continue reading