Winter approaching in Okinawa as the temperature hits 15.7 C in Oku

Winter approaching in Okinawa as the temperature hits 15.7 C in Oku

People walking in thick jackets in the cold air.


November 25, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

The temperature dropped in Okinawa as cold air covered the area on November 24, the same day the first snow for the season was observed in Tokyo. The air temperature dropped to lower than the previous day in all 28 temperature observation stations in the prefecture. At twenty out of the 28 locations the lowest temperature this season was observed. The temperature dropped to 15.7 degrees celcius in Oku, Kunigami Village, and 16.2 degrees in Tokashiki, Tokashiki Village.

On the same day, Naha recorded its lowest temperature, at 18.4 degrees. Many people in the city could be seen walking in thick jackets.

According to the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory, both the highest and lowest temperature will be lower than in previous years on November 25, and the weather is expected to be cloudy due to the frontogenesis and humid air.

(English translation by T&CT and Sayaka Sakuma) 

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