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The city of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, reported a record high of 41.1 degrees on Monday, tying the national record set two years ago by Kumagaya in Saitama Prefecture.

The report marked Hamamatsu's second consecutive day above 40 degrees (104 F) as temperatures soar across the nation. Kumagaya set the current record on July 23, 2018.

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