Extreme Weather: Tokyo Heatwave, 2015 Part 2

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Apparently, the word for “heatwave” in Japanese is 猛暑日, mōshobi, or “very hot day” (yeah, no kidding!). Tokyo’s got it bad, with a record-breaking five straight days of temps above 35 Celsius, and plenty more on the way, if the JMA forecasts – usually a bit on the conservative side – are at all right. According to this August 5th story on Weather, however, even balmy Hokkaido is getting temps in the 30+ range, and in Tatebayashi, Gunma prefecture, near Tokyo, it hit 39.8 C on Wednesday. Yeesh.

Just glad I’m not in Kyoto…

5 thoughts on “Extreme Weather: Tokyo Heatwave, 2015 Part 2

    1. I know… doubled the old heat wave record of 4 straight days 35+ C… Feels a little cooler today, Monday Tokyo time, but still ridiculously humid and thus uncomfortable.

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