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Temperatures will be higher than average over the Japanese archipelago in September, while weather in November will be colder than normal in most areas of the country, the Meteorological Agency said in a three-month forecast released Thursday.

Average temperatures and rainfall during the September-November period is forecast to be around normal levels, the agency said. Temperatures in northern Honshu remained low during the summer, leaving the agency unable to declare an end to the “tsuyu” rainy season for the region.

In particular, the average temperature in northern Japan was 0.7 degrees lower than in a normal year. But those areas will enjoy more sunny weather in September, according to the agency’s forecast.

In October, temperatures are forecast to stay around the average level. In November, regions on the Sea of Japan coasts will have more cloudy, rainy and snowy days than in a normal year, the agency said. The agency reported the same day that the hours of daylight were lower than average throughout most of Japan during the summer season, which under the agency’s definition spans from June 1 to Aug. 19.

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