Intense heat expected to continue in wide areas of Japan

Scorching weather is expected to prevail in wide regions of Japan on Tuesday, pushing temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius

The Meteorological Agency says warm air from Severe Tropical Storm Khanun and a Foehn phenomenon in areas along the Sea of Japan coast will likely cause temperatures to soar.

A daytime high of 38 degrees is forecast in the cities of Joetsu and Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, and 36 degrees in the cities of Akita, Fukui, and Tottori. Temperatures will likely reach 35 degrees in many other cities.

Heatstroke alerts have been issued in 26 of the country's 47 prefectures as the intense heat is expected to continue on Tuesday.

Weather officials are urging people to avoid non-essential outings, use air-conditioning appropriately and keep hydrated.

Source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20230808_07/