Energy / Climate Change

January 2, 2005


Tokyo Summer Temperatures Set Records in 2004

Keywords: Climate Change Government 

The annual number of "tropical days" with daytime highs 30 degrees Celsius or over reached 70 in central Tokyo on September 30, 2004, according to the observation data of the Japan Meteorological Agency. The number, which surpassed the 67-day record set in 2000, is the largest ever since observations began in 1923.

Central Tokyo experienced the first scorching day of this year on May 11, over one month earlier than usual. The corresponding days in the past were, for instance, July 8 in 1974, June 19 in 1984 and July 3 in 1994.

Sweltering days continued this year for 46 consecutive days from July 6 to August 20, the longest duration ever. Meanwhile, the temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius recorded on July 20 set an all-time high for that date. The average temperature in July was also the highest on record.

Posted: 2005/01/02 11:35:35 AM
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