Photo/IllutrationPedestrians wait in the shade of trees for the traffic light to change in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district on Aug. 9. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)

Heatstroke warnings have been issued for wide areas of the nation, as temperatures soared on the Pacific side of the Japanese archipelago on Aug. 9 due to warm air brought by Typhoon No. 5.

Temperatures in central Tokyo hit 37.1 degrees, the highest recorded this year. Sixty locations across the country also marked 35 degrees or higher.

The Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of the risk of heatstroke in broad areas from the Kanto through the Kyushu regions.