The Japanese government on Monday issued a warning for “sweltering heat” across the country over the next week. Photo: Kyodo
The Japanese government on Monday issued a warning for “sweltering heat” across the country over the next week. Photo: Kyodo
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Why Japan could soon see more ‘cruel heat days’ and ‘super tropical nights’

  • Daytime temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius used to be ‘unheard of’ in Japan, but are now so common that new words had to be found to describe them
  • Scores of forecasters and experts have been polled to suggest Japanese terms that accurately describe and classify the country’s record-breaking heat

The Japanese government on Monday issued a warning for “sweltering heat” across the country over the next week. Photo: Kyodo
The Japanese government on Monday issued a warning for “sweltering heat” across the country over the next week. Photo: Kyodo
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