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Heat records in Japan and Australia. Hottest summer and warmest winter on record

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This summer, Japan recorded a record high average temperature. It was the highest in 125 years, the national meteorological agency reported on Friday. By mid-August, at least 162 people had died from heatstroke. Meanwhile, in Australia, the warmest winter on record is coming to an end.

The average temperature in Japan this summer was the highest since 1898, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Friday. According to measurements conducted from June to August this year. in 15 locations across the country, the average temperature deviation was +1.76 degrees Celsius. This is more than the previous record from 2010 of +1.08 degrees Celsius.

Between July 16 and August 23, maximum temperature records were broken at 106 out of 915 weather stations across Japan. By mid-August, at least 162 people had died from heatstroke.

The heat is not only affecting people. The Nagano Public Health Center has seen an increase in the number of cats being cared for over the past two months, with more than 30 percent showing symptoms of heatstroke, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.

“Abnormal weather”

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The average summer temperature this year was much warmer in northern, eastern and western parts of Japan, the JMA reported. In late July, temperatures in the north of the country averaged the highest since 1946. Coastal areas along the Sea of ​​Japan, in the east and west, had a record high average temperature was recorded at the beginning of last month.

Nakamura Hisashi, a professor of climate research at the University of Tokyo, noticed that the air temperature rose significantly after the end of the rainy season. He said there had been “abnormal weather” in Japan this summer.

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In Australia – the warmest winter

The Australian Meteorological Agency (BOM) also reports record heat. Winter is now ending in the southern hemisphere, and in Australia it has already turned out to be the warmest in recorded history.

The average temperature from June to August was 1.53 degrees Celsius above the 1961-1990 average and the highest since records began in 1910. The previous record was +1.46 degrees Celsius and was from 1996. Data come from 112 meteorological stations throughout the country. The largest deviation from the norm occurred in the southern part of Queensland and amounted to +3 degrees Celsius.

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This is the 11th consecutive above-average warm winter in Australia. The last colder than normal winter was in 2012.

Temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius were forecast for many places in Western Australia on the last day of August. This is 10-15 degrees Celsius higher than usual for this time of year.

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