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Temperature tops 40 C in central Japan city, record high for Sept.

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The central Japan city of Sanjo signed up 40.2 C on Thursday, a nationwide record high for September, as a broad location along its coast saw amazing warm.

The Japan Meteorological Agency stated the extreme warm in the city in Niigata Prefecture might have been triggered by a Foehn wind — a cozy, completely dry gust occasionally coming down the leeward incline of a hill.

People stroll in the sunlight in the central Japan city of Sanjo, Niigata Prefecture, as temperature levels struck 40.2 C on Sept. 3, 2020. (Kyodo)

The company likewise stated cozy air from the East China Sea blew towards Typhoon Maysak that relocated north over the Sea of Japan.

It was the very first time that the mercury covered 40 C in Japan in September. The previous record for the month was 39.7 C signed up in Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, on Sept. 2, 2000.

Temperatures skyrocketed Thursday in central as well as northeastern Japan cities along the Sea of Japan coastline, logging 39 C or greater in Tainai in Niigata along with Tsuruoka in Yamagata Prefecture.

Other cities such as Toyama, Hakui in Ishikawa Prefecture as well as Nikaho in Akita Prefecture likewise experienced temperature levels over 38 C.

The highest-ever temperature in Japan of 41.1 C was videotaped last month in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, as well as in Kumagaya in July 2018.

The climate company likewise cautioned that effective Typhoon Haishen might get to waters around the Amami island chain in Japan’s southwest as very early as Sunday as well as travel through the Kyushu area.


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