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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Highest Temperature in Japan

Today, July 25 is Memorial Day for Japan weather. Yamagata prefecture which is in northern Japan and located next to my hometown had highest temperature 73 years ago on that day.

Yamagata Local Meteorological Observatories recorded 40.8 degree around 3:00 pm. This record is an official, highest temperature in Japan that has not been broken now. Yamagata newspaper at that time told as “the asphalt of the streets were about to melt and horses seemed to cause cardiac paralysis because of the heat.”

Japanese shaved ice society decided July 25th as "Day of the shaved ice" It is commemorating the highest temperature in Yamagata.

By the way, the lowest temperature in Japan was recorded in Hokkaido 94 years ago. It was -41 degree on January 15th.

I have experienced -40 degree world at ice pavilion in Hokkaido. I honestly couldn’t enter the place because of cool air, and I even couldn’t breathe at all. It is good place to cool down your body in summer.

38 comments:

Fabi said...

Wow! Yes, thats a really hot temperature. Here, I feeled this temperature last days, too, and I'm not very happy about that ^^"

Ragge said...

Heh.. That is hot! We had 25 yesterday... The heat record for Norway is 34.5 degrees(Something tells me I've told this to someone just a coulple of days ago..?), but 25 is more than enough! The strange thing about Norwegians is that we tend to complain all the time; either it's too hot or it's too cold :-p But that makes it alway good business to sell ice cream in the summer :-)

kayanon said...

hi fabi,
there is acutually unofficial record of highest and lowest temperature which is beyond official temperature.

Which do you prefer to have summer of winter?

kayanon said...

hi ragge,
Don't worry, it is the same in Japan to complain all the time about climate.

Even if a temperature is not so high, people feel really hot because of humidity in Japan. Humid weather is typical thing for islands.

Ragge said...

Hehe, that is good to hear :-D Think the thing to do is to think what it would be like to freeze for hours in the winter time.. There is a reason why the Viking version of "Hell" is a place with ice, snow and temperatures way below zero :-)

Yeah, the humidity has very much to say. Remembering having -12 degrees at the coast was worse than having -20 in the mountains.

erika said...

-41℃!? That's amazing!
People could live normally!?
I don't like Japanese humid weather during summer... It's getting humid so I feel bad!

kayanon said...

hi ragge,

Yeah, and much humidity brings plenty of snow to Japan in winter...

kayanon said...

hi erika,
i don't think people can live in -41 degree world considering my experience at ice pavilion.

I am sure you have much hotter weather than here, I have never been to Kansain in summer though.

Ragge said...

Hmm.. I couldn't remember picturing snow in Japan, but now I remember you had the winter olympics in 1998 and you have many great ski jumpers :-D Do you get snow everywhere? Or just high in the mountains?

ross said...

hi.. yes i think that is pretty hot for you there, but be happy that you are not where i am right now in the summer, in western america, it has been at least 45 C for the last two weeks. on july 17 we set a new record 48.9 i stay inside with a/c as much as possible. and eat ice cream. :-)

スロ / Bernat said...

WOW -41!!!!
40 is high!
It reminds me when I was in Athens (Greece) in the middle of a square, without any shade, at 12 in the morning... at 42 degrees!!!!

Kuntry Konfession said...

peppermint liquid soap does wonders in HOT weather! try it and see!

kayanon said...

ragge>
Ok, I will put two pictures of summer and winter in my hometown.

Sounthern Japan doesn't have snow basically, it snows in northern Japan heavily though.

kayanon said...

hi ross,
48 degree?? that's crazy! I am sure people get down if the temperature has Japanese humidity.

kayanon said...

スロ>
I know shade helps people very much. When I went to Blues festival in Vancouver, Canada, there was no shade and my friend and I became like boiled octopas exposed to direct sunlight which has 7 times ultraviolet rays than Japanese one.

kayanon said...

Hi kuntry konfession,
Thank you for nice information. how do you make peppermin liquid soap, by the way?

Kuntry Konfession said...

making soap can be very complicated...mostly they do it outside because of some chemical mixture....some are very animal and earth friendly but i suck at chemistry so i wouldn't want to try....anyway, try the peppermint soap by Dr. Bronner. pure castile hemp peppermint made with organic oil. might be a little expensive but the big jug lasts forever! instead of ac all the time too, put a wet towel in top fridge for 15-20 min. then put it behind your neck or back of knees (these are your heat zones)-and you'll be surprise how COLD you get. used to do it when i lived in the desert and it works like magic!

kayanon said...

kuntry konfession>
Oh, I made mistake! I thought you said peppermint liquid soup! (I should have been more careful...)
Now, I know better with your explanation. Sorry.

Yeah, towel in fridge is good idea! I will try in this summer.

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にゃーにゃーにゃー said...

I know it was posted about 4 years ago, but yeah, I live in -40ª weather.

You just have to wear lots of layers.

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i live in regina, saskatchewan canada and for as long as i lived its never gotten that cold