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High temperatures continue in Japan

08-31-2012 00:18 BJT

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Japan has seen unusual high temperatures in August's second half, with most of the country experiencing record hot heat.

Hokkaido, which should have already stepped into autumn, saw above 30 degree Celsius temperatures on Thursday. Honshu island, in Yamanashi Prefecture, and Saitama Prefecture in Kantō region both have seen temperatures rise to 37 degrees Celsius. Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the capital, Tokyo, has had sizzling days with numbers at above 30 degrees Celcius 28 days out of the 30 in August, so far.

The agency says temperatures in Hokkaido and Hokuriku will remain high next week. It also issued early warning against the unusual weather and asked people to take measures to escape summer heat.


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