Okinawa experiences cold weather, 11.6 C recorded in Oku

Okinawa experiences cold weather, 11.6 C recorded in Oku

In the cold temperatures on the afternoon of November 28, people wearing coats and scarves walked quickly across the intersection in front of the Okinawa Prefecture Office in Naha. (Photograph by Akiko Kuwabara) 


November 29, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 28, the islands of Japan experienced a typical winter atmospheric pressure pattern in which high pressure lies to the west and low pressure to the east. This brought cold weather to the Okinawa region. At 8:16 a.m. that day the temperature went down as low as 11.6 C in Oku in Kunigami. This is the lowest recorded this year. According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, cold weather will continue until the morning of November 30.

At 7:57 a.m. in Ashimine in Naha it was 14.4 C, 4.9 degrees below the normal temperature and the lowest recorded in November.

Many people wearing coats and scarves walked quickly to avoid being outside too long at the Shintoshin, Palette Kumoji, and other downtown areas.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato and Mark Ealey) 

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