Power consumption on Thursday reached its highest figure this summer in areas serviced by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the utility said. The temperature in Tokyo topped 36 degrees at 2 p.m. At that time, consumption was approximately 49.36 million kilowatts, which is about 90.4% of TEPCO's supply capacity.
Meanwhile, two more deaths due to suspected heatstroke were reported in Saitama and Kawasaki on Thursday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said that Friday will be another hot day in Tokyo with a high of 32 degrees. It issued an advisory calling on people to drink plenty of water and use air conditioners to prevent heatstroke.
Since June 1, more than 35,450 people have been hospitalized due to heatstroke nationwide, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.© Japan Today