Big heat continues as mercury reaches 38 degrees in Kumagaya
Japan continued to swelter on Wednesday as temperatures topped 33 degrees at 80% of the Japan Meteorological Agency’s observation posts across the nation. Only Kushiro in Hokkaido had temperatures below 30 degrees.
At 11 a.m., the agency said the temperature was 38 degrees in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, 36 degrees in Kyoto, Fukushima and Tottori, 35.7 degrees in Ishikawa and 33.5 in Tokyo.
Meanwhile, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that more than 33,000 people have been taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke since July 1. Last week, the figure was 4,138.