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Heat Stroke Alert Issued for Tokyo and 13 Prefectures

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The Japan Meteorological Agency in Minato Ward, Tokyo

The Japanese archipelago was experiencing rising temperatures Wednesday under the influence of a high pressure system in many areas, especially on the Pacific Ocean side. The Kanto and Koshin regions are expected to experience a heat wave, with the Environment Ministry and the Japan Meteorological Agency issuing heat stroke alerts for 13 prefectures and Tokyo, where a maximum temperature of 36 C is forecast.

According to the JMA, the highest temperatures at 10 a.m. on Wednesday were 35.2 C in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, and 33.9 C in Shizuoka City and in Otsuki, Yamanashi Prefecture. In central Tokyo, the temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius after 11 a.m.