Japan: Tokyo swelters amid worst June heatwave since 1875

by | Jun 28, 2022 | World

Hundreds of people seek treatment for heatstroke as temperatures in Tokyo break nearly 150-year records for June.Japan is baking under scorching heat as temperatures in the country’s capital, Tokyo, broke 150-year-old records for June.
A high of 34 degrees Celcius (93 Fahrenheit) was predicted for Tokyo on Tuesday, after three successive days of temperatures topping 35 Celcius (95 Fahrenheit) – the worst streak of hot weather in June since records began in 1875.
More than 250 people were taken to hospitals in Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday for treatment of heat stroke, according to the Mainichi newspaper. Another 13 had been hospitalised by 9am local time on Tuesday (00:00 GMT), Fuji News Network said.
Much of Japan would normally be experiencing the rainy season at this time of year, but the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Monday declared the season over in the Kanto region, home to Tokyo, and the neighbouring Koshin area. It was the earliest end to the season since records began in 1951 – a full 22 days earlier than usual.
The JMA also declared an end to the rainy season in central Japan’s Tokai and part of southern Kyushu, saying …

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