Eastern Japan Has Hottest Summer: Met Agency

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Tokyo, Sept. 3 (Jiji Press)--The summer this year in eastern Japan proved to be the hottest on record since 1946, the Meteorological Agency said Monday.

The average temperature in the region in June-August exceeded the normal level by 1.7 degrees Celsius, the agency said.

The average temperature was 1.1 degrees higher than normal in western Japan, reaching the second-highest level after summer 2013, it also said.

Elsewhere in the country, the mercury hit 41.1 degrees in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on July 23, a record high for the country.

The Hokuriku region, central Japan, including Niigata Prefecture, saw its temperatures go over the 40-degree mark for the first time ever when the Niigata city of Tainai logged 40.8 degrees on Aug. 23.

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