Posted by katzueno on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 (Japan Standard Time)

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Tsuyu is over in most of Japan

Summer is officially here

Tsuyu ( the rainy season, つゆ or 梅雨) is officially over in most parts of Japan according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). The hot summer of 2012 has begun.

On the morning of July 17, 2012, JMA announced that the tsuyu rainy season is over in most parts of Japan:

Shikoku (Kochi, Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima)

Shikoku (Hiroshima, Okayama, Yamaguchi, Shimane, Tottori)

Kinki (Hyogo, Kobe, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Wakayama)

Tokai (Aichi, Nagoya, Gifu, Mie)

Hokuriku (Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama) - July 18, 2012

Koshinetsu (Nagano, Yamanashi, Niigata)

Kanto (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi)

 

Tohoku and Hokkaido haven't finished their rainy season yet, but temperatures are already rising over 30 C (86 F) with over 60~80%  humidity.

If you travel in Japan, be prepared against heat stroke.

 

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Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world.
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