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Not a Dry Heat

July 22nd, 2010

Temperatures in Tokyo, or at least in my area of the city, rose to 37.6 degrees C–that’s roughly 100 degrees F. And humidity is up at around ninety percent. Five people nationwide died from the heat.

In short, it was hot today. Bright sunshine over the past several days, with the mercury rising higher and higher. Tonight, however, clouds with thunder came to the city, where they will stay for perhaps a little less than a week–but the temps will remain in the 90’s, as will the humidity.

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  1. July 23rd, 2010 at 00:26 | #1

    For whatever reason I have always ended up in Tokyo in August, and that is the one thing I have never been able to explain to people is the heat. I lived in Phoenix until I was 8-years-old, and have been back a few times, and even when it would hit 120F there, I don’t ever remember being as hot there as I would be in Tokyo in the 90’s with its humidity.

    Stay cool and hydrated, Luis.

  2. Troy
    July 23rd, 2010 at 13:57 | #2

    Yup. I’ve spent some time in Fresno but the high summer in Tokyo is ghastly.

    In Fresno if you’re in the shade you’re A-OK even when it’s 120F on the blacktop.

    But Tokyo, oh man. I was FOB in mid-August 1992 and it hit me full-force. Night is no refuge. And the 蚊 just will find any gap in any open windows and literally bug you all night. I didn’t care about the biting, it was their habit to buzz in your ears. Gah! I’m going to need to build my own house if I’m going to come back to Japan. Maybe somewhere up high in Izu. That’d be nice in the summer I think.

  3. July 23rd, 2010 at 15:34 | #3

    I completely agree on the heat and.. the mosquitoes, it doesn’t seem limited to Japan though. Over here in Singapore it is just as bad. I woke up with 11 bites just counting my legs, yes I counted them.. Those guys seem to be having a hell of a party last night -_-“

  4. July 24th, 2010 at 05:50 | #4

    Here in India the same condition was occurred during summer i.e. in the month of jun.Here it goes to the maximum level i.e. at 49 degree celcious.

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