It’s hot

Apparently high temperatures in Saitama Prefecture have actually caused a railroad track to become warped.

Officials said the bend in the track was found about 300 meters southeast of Ogawamachi Station. One of the rails was bent inwards and the other was bent outwards, causing the tracks to shift as much as 5 centimeters.


Officials at the Kumagaya Local Meteorological Observatory said that the high temperature in Yorii, located next to the Saitama Prefecture town of Ogawa, hit 39.5 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Ha, 103 degrees? How about the 107 we had here in Augusta last Friday? You snooze, you lose, Japan.