Areas on Sea of Japan Side, Northern Japan Log Temperatures Above 30 C; 26.8 Recorded in Central Tokyo

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The Japan Meteorological Agency in Minato Ward, Tokyo

Temperatures spiked in various parts of the country on Monday, with over 30 locations setting a new record for April.

Areas mainly on the Sea of Japan side and in northern Japan saw a sharp increase in temperatures, including three cities in Niigata Prefecture — 32.2 C in Sanjo, 30.7 in Niigata and 30.9 C in Nagaoka.

Meanwhile, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo recorded 26.8 C as of 2 p.m. while Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture, was 28.4 C and Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, was 26.9 C.