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Tokyo Has Already Broken a Record For Severe Heat Days in a Year

  • Capital had 14th day of temperatures of at least 35 Celsius
  • Scorching weather is straining power grids around the world
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Tokyo broke a record for the number of days of severe heat in a year by the mid-point of summer, underscoring the extreme weather that’s put the Japanese capital’s power grid under strain.

Temperatures reached 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) for the 14th time this year in Tokyo, breaking previous annual records of 13 such days in 1995 and 2010, according to an official at the Japan Meteorological Agency. The authority uses that temperature level to categorize days as severely hot.