TOKYO, July 24 (RIA Novosti) – One person died and 561 were hospitalized in Japan due to abnormal heat wave, NHK reported Thursday.
The record of 37.4 Celsius was registered in the southeast of the country, while the temperature in Shizuoka prefecture in central Japan reached 37.2 Celsius. In Tokyo the heat peaked at 35.2 Celsius.
According to the local Meteorological Agency, in 559 out of 927 weather observation stations the temperature has risen over 30 Celsius.
Last week, three died and 3179 were hospitalized in Japan due to the extreme heat.