2018 Northeast Asia heat wave

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Throughout much of July 2018, a record-breaking heat wave affected large areas of Japan, Korean peninsula, China.wikipedia
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2018 Japan floods

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Following flooding and mudslides that lasted from late June through mid-July 2018, an extensive heat wave spread across the Japanese mainland.
🇲🇾 Malaysia : The Malaysian government donated RM500,000 to the Japanese embassy in Malaysia for the flood and recent heat wave victims.

Heat wave

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Following flooding and mudslides that lasted from late June through mid-July 2018, an extensive heat wave spread across the Japanese mainland. Throughout much of July 2018, a record-breaking heat wave affected large areas of Japan, Korean peninsula, China.

Japan

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Throughout much of July 2018, a record-breaking heat wave affected large areas of Japan, Korean peninsula, China.

Korean Peninsula

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Throughout much of July 2018, a record-breaking heat wave affected large areas of Japan, Korean peninsula, China.

China

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Throughout much of July 2018, a record-breaking heat wave affected large areas of Japan, Korean peninsula, China.

Kumagaya, Saitama

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Many areas in Japan experienced temperatures in excess of 35 C, and Kumagaya recorded a maximum temperature of 41.1 C on 23 July – the highest ever observed in the country. In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Prefectures of Japan

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Hiroshima Prefecture

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Okayama Prefecture

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Ehime Prefecture

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Heat stroke

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo. The Japanese Education Ministry issued a warning to schools to take precautions against heat stroke, following the death of one six-year-old boy who was attending an outdoor event.

Weather station

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Tokyo

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In the prefectures that had been hit the worst by floods and landslides, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Ehime, 145 people were hospitalized with heat stroke symptoms as temperatures there rose above 35 °C. On 15 July, 200 out of 927 stations in the nationwide observation network recorded maximum temperatures exceeding 35 °C. On 23 July, a high temperature of 41.1 C was observed in Kumagaya, 65 km northwest of Tokyo.

Kyoto

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In Kyoto, temperatures stood above 38 C for seven days in a row for the first time since records began to be kept in the 19th century.

Japan Meteorological Agency

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By 24 July, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) called the event a natural disaster and indicated many areas were observing "unprecedented levels of heat".

Natural disaster

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By 24 July, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) called the event a natural disaster and indicated many areas were observing "unprecedented levels of heat".

South Korea

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In South Korea, some 42 people died, while North Korea witnessed crop destruction.

North Korea

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In South Korea, some 42 people died, while North Korea witnessed crop destruction.

Shenyang

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In Shenyang, China, air conditioner sales in one company spiked 35-fold over the previous years.

Tokyo Fire Department

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On 17 July, the Tokyo Fire Department dispatched ambulances 2,900 times—the greatest number in a single day since the department began in 1936.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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The Japanese Education Ministry issued a warning to schools to take precautions against heat stroke, following the death of one six-year-old boy who was attending an outdoor event.

Air conditioning

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In Shenyang, China, air conditioner sales in one company spiked 35-fold over the previous years.