Extra hot weather expected from this weekend

The Okinawa Meteorological Observatory is predicting that Okinawa is likely to experience abnormally hot days for a week beginning Saturday.

The Observatory has issued a warning for high temperatures and say there is a 30% chance that the mercury is likely to soar higher than average, and that the heat wave is likely to last at least a week. Officials at the observatory urge people to take appropriate precautions when engaging in outdoor activities. They also urge the elderly to make sure that their air conditioning or electric fans are in working order to avoid the risk of a heat stroke.