Central Tokyo Hits 27.5 C, Rewriting Nov. High Temperature Record for the 1st Time in 100 Years (UPDATE 1)

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The Japan Meteorological Agency in Minato Ward, Tokyo

The mercury in central Tokyo hit 27.5 C at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, breaking the record high temperature for November for the first time in 100 years.

The previous record was 27.3 C on Nov. 1, 1923.

This was the second consecutive summerlike day, following Monday’s 25.1 C, and the first time in observed history that two summerlike days lasted in November in central Tokyo, according to the Meteorological Agency.

Warm and moist air flowed in from the south, and temperatures rose mainly in the Kanto Koshin region on Tuesday.

This unusually hot weather is expected to subside Wednesday.