Sweltering Heat Blankets Many Parts Of Japan

Sweltering heat blankets many parts of Japan

Sweltering weather is hitting Japan on Friday, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius in the Kanto region and elsewhere.

The Meteorological Agency says a high-pressure system is covering Pacific coastal areas of western Japan through the southern Tohoku region in northeastern Japan, bringing hot, sunny weather.

By 11:30 a.m. on Friday, temperatures had reached 35.7 degrees Celsius in Shizuoka City, central Japan, and 35.1 degrees in Tokyo's Fuchu City.

The agency warns there is a quite high risk of heatstroke, so people should use air conditioners and avoid going outside if possible.