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Naha records hottest day in 30 years

Date Posted: 2001-07-07

Naha recorded the hottest day of June at 34.1 degrees centigrade on June 29. That was the highest temperature on record since 1971 according to the Okinawa Meteorological Bureau that has kept statistics since the war.

According to the bureau, this year there has been 19 days with temperatures soaring to over 30 degrees centigrade. The average is 13.6 days.

Bureau officials say that this year the high pressure over the Pacific Ocean is exceptionally strong. Officials predict that the situation will go on for some time.

However, there are some folks who are definitely happy. Thanks to the heat, electronics store owners are smiling all the way to the bank because the sales of air conditioners and fans is soaring through the roof when compared to last year. The consumption of electricity is also increasing, and according to Okinawa Electric Power Company recorded the highest level in the history on Thursday.

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