The mercury remained high across much of Japan on Monday. Authorities are urging people to take precautions against heatstroke as the hot weather is expected to continue.
Daytime highs reached 38.2 degrees Celsius in the city of Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan. The temperature was just 38 degrees in the city of Koshu in Yamanashi Prefecture and the town of Fukusaki in Hyogo. Central Tokyo had a high of 34.9 degrees.