Tokyo monitors heatstroke risk for 2020 Olympics
The appointment of officials in Tokyo until monitoring devices
around the city to determine the risk of sunstroke during the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2020.
The experience of the Ministry of Environment for measuring of temperature and humidity along the planned marathon at the new stadium site,
as well as the power of the sun’s rays bouncing off the road and sidewalks, and news reports NHK site.
Tools will be installed for the first time near the Imperial Palace Gardens this month, with more being added in the next year.
Convert data to heatstroke warnings, ranging from “cautious” to “strict vigilance” and “risk”, the report says will devices.
He announced in 2013 that Tokyo will host the Games during the height of summer, starting on July 24, which prompted many people to express their concerns about the impact of the oppressive heat of the city to the spectators and athletes. Some dubbed the “dangerous” plans,
noting that temperatures could rise above 33C with high humidity. Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964, but on this occasion, which took place in mid-October.
One day in July this year saw more than 800 people were treated for heat stroke at the national level, with the degree of temperature 35.4C recorded in Tokyo.
The government says it is considering a number of options to keep people cool, reports Japan Today,
natural solutions such as planting more trees,
the mechanical to those such as the installation of sprinklers and misting systems.
There is also a proposal to create new roads that absorb rainfall surfaces, and the idea is that then evaporates and causes the temperature to drop.