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Temperature tops 40 degrees celsius in Japan’s Gifu

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09 Aug 2021 01:08:40 GMT9
09 Aug 2021 01:08:40 GMT9

TOKYO: The mercury surged in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, topping 40 degrees Celsius in the city of Tajimi for the first time in the country this year, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The city saw the temperature hit 40.6 degrees around 1:35 p.m. (4:35 a.m. GMT), according to the agency.

The agency issued heatstroke warnings in central, western, southwestern and southern Japan regions the same day.

JIJI Press

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