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Japan to see warmer to normal weather in Sept-Nov

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:25pm
Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will see mostly warmer-than-average to normal weather from September to November, potentially increasing electricity and gasoline demand for air-conditioning, official forecaster Japan Meteorological Agency said on Thursday.

The heat wave in Japan's eastern and western regions has lifted power demand this week, but there were no immediate concerns for a shortage thanks to power-saving efforts at a time when most nuclear reactors remain shut following last year's earthquake and tsunami that wrecked the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Eastern Japan, including the most densely populated Tokyo area, will have a 40 percent chance of higher-than-average temperatures for the period, the weather agency said in its monthly three-month forecast.

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