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Tokyo sizzles amid record June temperature in 147 years

Day temperature climbs to 36.4 degrees Celsius, highest for June since 1875

Riyaz ul Khaliq   | 30.06.2022
Tokyo sizzles amid record June temperature in 147 years

ISTANBUL 

Tokyo on Thursday recorded the highest temperature for June in past 147 years, Japan's weather agency said.

The capital is sizzling under intense heat wave as the temperature climbed to 36.4 degrees Celsius (97.5 degrees Fahrenheit).

It is the highest temperature for June in records available since 1875, Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Rise in temperatures has led to increase in use of cooling systems.

However, authorities have insisted people to cut usage of electricity in the resource-scarce nation.

Japan this month also saw early end to rainy season as the meteorologists said it was the shortest season in the capital region throughout the country’s recorded history.

The “unusual” early end has been recorded for the first time since 1951.

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