The temperature rose to a document 41.1C in a metropolis northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a warmth wave in Japan that has killed not less than 23 folks and despatched hundreds to hospital confirmed no signal of great easing.
The temperature was recorded in Kumagaya, in Saitama prefecture, topping the earlier excessive of 41C within the western prefecture of Kochi in August 2013, the Japan Meteorological Company stated.
Information return to various dates for various cities, with information for Kumagaya beginning in 1896.
Japan has been battered by intense warmth for shut to 2 weeks however the mercury soared on Monday, breaking above 40 in a single a part of the broader Tokyo metropolitan space, whereas the centre of the capital marked a excessive of 39 within the early afternoon.
In keeping with the Hearth and Defence Administration Company, which points weekly information, 12 folks had died from the warmth as of July 15, the most recent accessible figures. Media experiences say not less than 11 extra died this previous Saturday alone, whereas hundreds have been taken to hospital.
Among the many useless was a major college boy who collapsed after a subject journey to a park 20 minutes’ stroll from his college.
Temperatures within the historic capital of Kyoto marked a document final week of seven straight days above 38 levels, hitting 39.eight on July 19.
The warmth prompted the town to cancel one in all its greatest annual vacationer occasions, a parade for the Gion Matsuri, on Sunday.
With the Tokyo Summer season Olympics in 2020, concern has risen concerning the security of athletes and spectators.
The warmth, as a result of a layering of two excessive strain techniques over a lot of Japan, is anticipated to ease barely this week however temperatures of round 33 are anticipated.