Rainy season declared over in western, central Japan, Kyushu

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/rainy-season-declared-over-in-western-central-japan-kyushu

TOKYO —

The rainy season appears to be over in western and central Japan as well as the southwestern main island of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said Monday.

The regions which cover major Japanese cities including Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka are now officially set to enter the humid sweltering Japanese summer.

As western and central Japan is expected to experience hot days with high pressure, the weather agency warned of the dangers of heatstroke.

With the agency’s announcement, now only eastern Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area and northeastern Japan are still in the rainy season. Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost main island, has no rainy season.

In southwestern Japan, the rainy season has already ended in the Okinawa and Amami regions—chains of islands located between Kyushu and Taiwan.

© KYODO

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