Rainy season ends one week earlier than usual in Okinawa

Rainy season ends one week earlier than usual in Okinawa

In the afternoon on May 16 at Maeda Elementary School in Urasoe City, the pupils enjoyed playing in a pool under the clear sky after the rainy season ended. (Photograph taken by Yuna Fukuhara)

June 17, 2016 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 16, the Okinawa Meteorological Observatory announced the rainy season had ended in Okinawa. The rainy season usually ends around June 23. This year it ended one week earlier than usual and earlier than last year, when the rainy season ended on June 8. This year’s rainy season started in Okinawa on May 16, seven days later than usual. The season lasted for 31 days.

According to the observatory, it rained heavily this season. At five out of eight observation points, precipitation exceeded the normal value.

On June 16 in Okinawa where it was sunny due to the Pacific anticyclone, 25 out of 28 temperature observation points recorded a hot day. In Naha City, the temperature was its highest this year at 31.8 degrees Celsius. It will bring clear skies to Okinawa for a week.

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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