As Japan continues to suffer under the deadly heatwave, the temperature in parts of Britain is set to soar as high as 34C (93.2F) by this Friday.
The record-high temperatures in Japan have peaked at 41.1C (106F) near Tokyo today, breaking the previous record of 41C in 2013. At least 44 people have died since July 9 because of this heatwave.
“People in areas where temperatures are as high as 35 degrees or higher should be extremely careful” to avoid heatstroke, a meteorological agency official told news agency AFP.
“And even at lower temperatures, the heat can be dangerous for small children and elderly people, and depending on the environment and activities you are doing,” the official warned.
Meanwhile, in Britain, the Met Office has issued an amber heatwave action alert, warning that people should stay away from the sun and drink plenty of water.