In Japan, more than 2.5 thousand people were hospitalized in the course of a week with thermal shock – the cause was intense heat.
It is reported that, compared with last week, the number of victims decreased by 1602 people due to long-awaited rains. The temperature did not rise above 30 degrees Celsius these days. Hot weather was established in Japan as early as May 1. For the entire period due to the abnormally high temperature of air 42 people died.
Japanese authorities urge residents to drink as much liquid as possible, to wear headgear and, if possible, not to stay in the sun for a long time.