Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tsuyu is Over

Tsuyu, the rainy season, is finally over. The meteorological agency has declared it over in the Kinki region from yesterday, 15 days later than usual. And there was much rejoicing... I think.

We'd already guessed it'd be over about now. The air turned perceptively drier on Monday and the temperature climbed from around 30 last week to 35 degrees. According to the agency, we should expect a cooler August than usual; by "cooler" they of course mean "Still too damn hot to leave the comfort of an air conditioner if I can at all help it". It may not creep up to 40 this year, but peak daytime of 35 is still plenty enough thank you very much.

At least we'll be able to dry our umeboshi during Obon next week; we were starting to worry about that.


  1. It's 4 days in a row of rain for those of us in Tokyo (tonight + 3 more days). This is the rainy season that will never end.

  2. If it would just rain I'd be perfectly happy with tsuyu all summer long. At least the rain cools you down. But tsuyu when it's just muggy and humid is just as bad as high summer.


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