Higher-than-average temperatures were observed nationwide Thursday, along with strong winds, the Meteorological Agency said.

The weather, which resembles that usually seen in late April and May, was caused by south winds, the agency said.

Yellow dust from China and Mongolia was observed over a wide area of the Japanese archipelago, from Hokkaido to Kyushu, it said.

In Tokyo, winds of up to 98.28 kph were recorded. The weather in the capital was the same as it usually is in mid-May, with the low temperature at 14.7.

In Fukuoka, the day’s low was 15.9, as in late May, while Osaka saw a low of 15.6 and Hiroshima a low of 13.9, the same as in mid-May.

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