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Record High Temperatures in Kyushu

On Aug. 13, Fukuoka Regional Headquarters of Japan Meteorological Agency announced that temperatures spiked to 39.9 degrees in Hita, beating all previous records in Kyushu. Temperatures for eight places across Kyushu also broke past records, including Kurume City in Fukuoka and Ureshino City in Saga which recorded 39.5 and 39 degrees respectively. As the life-threatening extreme heat continues, 648 people were taken to hospital with apparent heat stroke-related symptoms until Aug. 12, which is the highest number ever on record in Fukuoka. According to the Agency, the heatwave will let up in northern Kyushu as typhoon no. 15 is coming. Source: Yomiuri Shimbun, 8/14/2018

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Aug 15, 2018 / Last Updated: Aug 15, 2018