Intense heat continues in Japan


Intense heat continues in Japan: The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said scorching heat continued to grip the country on Friday, with the number of prefectures with heatstroke alerts in place reaching a record high of 40.

Intense heat continues in JapanThe JMA said that temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius or higher are forecast in Kanto, Tokai, Kansai and Kyushu regions, while the mercury is expected to hit 39 degrees in the western prefectures of Kyoto and Oita, reports Xinhua news agency.

Temperatures are likely to rise further in the afternoon, with daytime highs reaching 39 degrees in Kyoto City and 36 degrees in central Tokyo, said the JMA.

The officials warned that risks of developing heatstroke are extremely high, with 40 prefectures, out of the total 47, having been put on the alert, and called on people to be fully vigilant of the intense heat.

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