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Japan prepares for power crunch as the heat rises after it rains

Japan scrambled on Monday (June 27th) to avoid the impending power shortage as temperatures rose nationwide. Authorities warned of higher-than-expected demand and urged people to reduce their electricity usage.

In Tokyo, METI officials were working without lighting, and in the afternoon when demand was likely to increase, only one of the two elevators was functioning. In electronics stores, the TV and lighting display units are partially turned off. The temperature was 35.1 C (95.2 F) at 4 pm (0700 GMT).

“We have to comply with (the government’s request to save electricity). We turned off all the switches before going out, except for the refrigerator and computer,” said Shigetoshi Hasegawa, 70.

Meteorological officials said the end of the annual rainy season was the earliest in many parts of Japan since data began to be retained in 1951. In 2018, the end of June 29th of the season brought a very hot summer with some heat waves thousands of people in the hospital.

(Reuters)

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