Forecast: Japan facing hot summer
NHK -- Jun 25
Japan's weather officials say higher-than-normal average temperatures are expected across the country from July through September.

The Meteorological Agency said on Wednesday that two high-pressure systems -- one from the Pacific Ocean and the other from the Tibetan Plateau -- will overlap near Japan in the next three months.

Officials say this will likely bring extreme heat to much of the country.

Cases of heatstroke tend to surge in Japan in July and August. Last year, more than 50,000 people were taken to hospital during the two months. More than 100 died.

Officials say people should be even more careful this year because they're being asked to wear face masks to prevent spreading of the coronavirus.

Authorities say people can remove their masks if they are outdoors and socially distanced from others. Those wearing masks are urged to refrain from vigorous exercise and to stay hydrated.

気象庁は24日、来月から9月までの3カ月間の気象予報を発表しました。本格的な熱中症や豪雨災害の季節を前に「コロナの夏」への対策を取材しました。  コロナの夏は暑くなりそうです。気象庁が3カ月予報を発表しました。  気象庁:「向こう3カ月の気温は暖かい空気におおわれ、全国的に気温が高い。熱中症警戒アラート、まめにチェックして頂きたい」  心配なのは、今後やってくる「台風シーズン」です。  気象庁:「集中豪雨もあるので、早め早めの防災行動を取って頂きたい」  「ウィズコロナ」のなかでも、自然災害は待ったなしです。去年、台風の被害に遭った千葉県佐倉市はすでに動き始めていました。佐倉市では避難所用のテントを手に入れるため、広く寄付を呼び掛けました。  埼玉県八潮市にある会社「光永」には各自治体から注文が殺到しているものがあります。段ボールです。組み立てていくと、1分半でできたのはベッドです。女性でも持ち運べる手軽さと簡単に組み立てられることから、熊本地震で注目を集めました。また、感染対策としてのメリットもあります。どうしても雑魚寝が多くなる避難所。床で寝る感染リスクを避けるため、この段ボールベッドが人気となっています。  ソーシャルディスタンスとプライバシーを守る「仕切り」も進化しています。段ボールでできたパーテーションです。和室などにある「屏風(びょうぶ)」に着想を得た、その名も「カミカベ」。ジャバラになっているため、広さの調整も可能です。段ボール製の「自分スペース」。そのなかにも様々な工夫が施されていました。
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