The rainy season has apparently ended in the northern Kyushu, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kinki and Tokai regions six to nine days later than usual and between five and six days later than last year, the Meteorological Agency said Saturday.

The regions saw more rain than usual, with 925 mm — about double the average — recorded in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the agency said.

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