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Photo Journal: The heat is on


People walk in Tokyo's Ginza district under the scorching sun on Oct. 6, 2016. Temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius in many parts of the country on the day after a high atmospheric pressure system covered the Japanese archipelago. Due to the effect of Typhoon Chaba, which turned into an extratropical cyclone the previous night, the warm air coming from the south pushed up temperatures in the Kanto region, Kyushu and parts of Shikoku. The temperature in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, reached 32.8 degrees Celsius, a record high in the city for the month of October. Before noon, temperatures had climbed to 32.2 degrees in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture and 31.9 degrees in the Tokyo suburb of Fuchu. In contrast, Oct. 7 is expected to see cool temperatures, with cold air coming from the continent, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Bad weather is forecast across the country for the three-day weekend beginning Oct. 8. (Mainichi)

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