Jaw-dropping July-like heat blanketed Japan on March 31. 70 places broke or tied the monthly record.

Tokyo reached 28.1°C, making it the hottest March day since records began in 1876. This was nearly 12°C higher than normal and 3°C higher than the previous March record. Oh no... pic.twitter.com/oMCdAzTrQH

— Sayaka Mori (@sayakasofiamori) March 31, 2024