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This summer

This is just a really quick and short post.  I’ve heard that this summer was the hottest summer in Japan on record.  It was also the longest heat wave.  Most days were at least 32 degrees, with many of them being at least 35.  Thanks to yesterday’s typhoon, it’s a lot cooler.  But it’ll be hot again soon.  How was your summer’s weather?

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The heat keeps coming

35 degrees today, and it’s forecasted to be 35 degrees tomorrow. This is the summer that just won’t quit. I don’t think it’s been cooler than 30 degrees in more than a month, and most days are 33 to 35 degrees. It’s early September, which normally is hot, but not this hot! 28 degrees is the overnight low temperature. I’ve heard it’s been hotter here than in Singapore! How’s the weather where you are?

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Rainy season ending? I heard a cicada!

Many things are pointing to the end of rainy season this week.  First of all, I could actually hear a cicada outside today.  Cicadas don’t like rainy weather.  They’re out when it’s hot and sunny, and the time after rainy season is the best for them.  Second, I checked a few weather forecasts (they all seem to give different conditions), and most of them are indicating very hot and sunny weather later this week and next weekend.  That’s about 32 or 33 degrees.  That’s post-rainy season weather.  This means that for the next 2 months, it should be around 32 or 33 degrees and sunny nearly everyday with the occasional heavy rainfall due to typhoons.  Aren’t we all excited?

Of course, rainy season isn’t over just yet.  Still lots of rain is forecast for the next couple days.

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Japanese weather and rainy season

The weather in Japan is quite different than in Canada.  Today, it is rainy and will be about 24 degrees.  However, it’s early in rainy season, and because of the tropical air coming up from the south, a daytime maximum of 24 degrees won’t be seen again until October.  Starting tomorrow, it’ll be 28 degrees during the day and between 21 and 23 at night for this week.

June is the start of rainy season.  It’s normally cloudy and rainy during rainy season.  In Canada, that kind of weather would make it cool.  However, it’ll be close to 30 degrees during the day with nighttime temperatures in the low 20s.  And it is very humid.  Rain during rainy season doesn’t cool anything off, it just makes it more humid.

Rainy season ends in July, but the humidity doesn’t go away.  The rain and clouds are replaced by sun, sun and more sun.  It’ll be around 31-32 degrees during the day and 25 at night in July with high humidity.  Finding shade doesn’t help at all.  It’s still very hot.

August gets even hotter.  It’s normally around 32-35 degrees during the day and up to 27 degrees overnight.  And yes, still very humid.  August is the hottest month.  Sleeping at night is quite difficult.

September isn’t much better.  It’s usually around 30 degrees during the day and 25 at night.  Still hot and humid.  In Canada, leaves are beginning to change colour, but in Japan, it’s still hot summer.

October is when the weather becomes comfortable.  Usually around 25 degrees.  Canada starts getting snow.  Hahaha.

The autumn leaves in the Tokyo area come around the end of November and beginning of December.  And don’t expect any snow in January or February, except maybe for 1 or 2 days of wet snow that melts immediately.

Anyway, today is June 21, summer solstice, the first day of summer.  At 35 degrees north in Yokohama, the sun is nearly overhead (well, 12 degrees from directly overhead).  But it has a similar effect.  You walk on your shadow here.  However, today is rainy, so no way I can check that out.

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