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Weather agency warns of heatstroke risks as eastern Japan temps expected to pass 30 C

The blazing sun is seen in this photo. (Mainichi/Kenji Yoneda)

TOKYO -- Amid concerns the mercury may reach as high as 35 degrees Celsius in the Kanto-Koshin region around Tokyo on June 15, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is calling for people to exercise caution against heatstroke and other conditions.

Maximum temperatures are expected to rise to 35 degrees C in the central Japan cities of Kofu and Shizuoka, and to 33 degrees C in Tokyo and other cities including Yokohama and Saitama, situated to the south and north of the capital respectively.

The weather agency is advising those affected to keep hydrated, especially among households with older people, infants, and individuals who feel unwell. It also urges the same measures from people going out or working outdoors. Salt intake is also encouraged after sweating profusely in the heat.

Among other anti-heatstroke measures the agency recommends are the use of curtains to shield rooms from sunlight, and the adjustment of temperatures indoors with proper use of air conditioners.


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