THE HOTTEST EVER (16 Aug 2007)
Thursday 16 August 2007 was the hottest day in history (as far as it's recorded) for Japan. In Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, and Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, the temperature rose to 40.9 degrees celcius, which is the highest record.
This morning (17 August 2007), it's not too bad, the sky is covered with cloud and there is no direct sunshine, which means less heat, but my thermometer tells it's already 30 degrees at 6 o'clock in the morning. It will be around 34 degrees in Tokyo today. This is "very hot", but seems okay after yesterday... it was officially 36.5 degrees.
An AP news story:
Japan Swelters in Record Heat Wave
Thursday August 16, 2007 1:16 PM
You can view the weather and temperature database below:
* It's in Japanese, but there should be no problem as it's basically in numbers and pictogram. Numbers in red are the maximum temperartures, and numbers in blue the minimum. You see what is the problem with the Japanese summer: it's very hot even at night (because of the humidity).