Summer season is at its peak in the Northern Hemisphere, Japan heatwave hits the “Land of the Rising Sun.” Japan inhabitants experience the hottest day of summer.
A heat wave has struck Japan; the hottest day so far this summer was recorded. The temperatures higher than 30 degrees were recorded at more than 500 observation sites, and 35 or higher were observed in more than 120 of the 928 monitoring sites across the country.
Four senior citizens died on Monday due to heat stroke. They aged 79 – 84 years. It’s been a week since temperatures of 35 or higher was observed.
According to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, more than 3,000 people were admitted in the hospitals to seek medical care for heat stroke in 7 days i.e. 6 – 12 July.
The Japan heatwaves– heat stroke symptoms can range from throbbing headache to unconsciousness. But the hallmark symptom is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degree Celsius).
Other common symptoms include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dry skin, tachycardia, tachypnea, confusion, disorientation and sometime loss of consciousness or coma.
“Japan is in the grip of intense heat brought by a high-pressure system after typhoon passed over Southern Japan last weekend,” Fuji TV reported.
The highest temperatures of the day were; 39.3 degrees Celsius – Tatebayashi, 39.1 degrees – Date, 38.8 degrees – Fukushima city.
In the capital city, the temperature scales recorded 34.3 degrees Celsius. Officials forecast scorching heat to continue until Wednesday 15th July.
Therefore, everyone is advised to take preventive measures to avoid heat stroke symptoms. Don’t leave your houses if necessary, especially old people stay in well ventilated and air conditioned facilities.
Adults should prefer to wear loose clothes and not the tight ones.
High school and university students must carry an umbrella or a hand fan to avoid sweating that ultimately decreases electrolytes in the body.
Last but not the least, stay very well hydrated throughout the day.