The heat-wave, which the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) expects to persist all through the summer season, got here as the federal government referred to as on households and companies to save lots of electrical energy to keep away from doable energy crunch till September.
A climate station recorded a temperature of 40.2C (104.36F) on Saturday afternoon, in Isesaki, a metropolis 85 kilometres (53 miles) northwest of Tokyo, in accordance with JMA.
The determine broke the earlier report of Japan’s hottest June day – 39.8 levels noticed on June 24, 2011.
“A strong anticyclone from the Pacific, coupled with a cloudless weather, brought the heat,” a JMA official stated.
Another climate station in central Tokyo logged 35.4C earlier within the day, marking the earliest arrival since data started in 1875 of an above-35C day within the capital, thought-about excessive warmth in Japan.
On Saturday, JMA and the surroundings ministry issued a warmth stroke alert in six of the nation’s 47 prefectures, recommending folks to stay indoors and use air conditioners.
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