Who stole Tokyo’s rainy season?

summertime horror heat tokyo

Damn, who stole the rainy season in Tokyo Japan?

People are already frying on the streets in Ginza as you can see in this photo taken yesterday.

Sun ends rainy season for much of country
Sunday, July 21, 2002 Japan Times
The rainy season appears to have ended in parts of central Honshu and Shikoku, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced ….The rainy season ended three days later than usual and as much as 19 days later than last year in the Kanto-Koshin, Tokai and Kinki regions of Honshu as well as in Shikoku…. temperatures topping 30 degrees as early as 10 a.m....more

The heat has been brutal for so early in the Summer with morning temps way above 80F. I expect that in a few days the cicada locusts will start their maniacal buzzing from early in the morning, around four o’clock.

Normally in Japan the rainy season refers to a huge meteorological pattern that exists around this time every year sort of like a monsoonal wet season where it pours every day. This year it was just cooler and cloudy without much rain, and that has been followed by blistering tropical heat.

However, leave it to Tokyo Disneyland to make the best of the horrible heat. As you can see in the photos below, Disney has turned the heat into a special summer attraction, Cool Service, Deluxe.”
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One thought on “Who stole Tokyo’s rainy season?”

  1. “HOT”?
    Japan’s torrid summer makes me feel less than upright.
    too-hot traffic cone

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