This year’s rainy season lasted longer than usual, but it seems to have ended Sunday in most of Japan except the Tohoku region, the Meteorological Agency said.
The agency said the season — known as “tsuyu” in Japanese — appears to have ended in the Chugoku, Kinki, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kanto and Koshin regions.
This year’s version lasted 12 days longer than in 2005, the agency said. Compared with the average year, it lasted 10 days longer in the Chugoku, Tokai, Kanto and Koshin regions, and 11 days longer in Kinki and eight days longer in Hokuriku.
The rainy season remains active in Tohoku, including Miyagi, Iwate and Akita prefectures, the agency said.
It ended earlier in Okinawa and the Kyushu region, where heavy rains caused landslides and floods earlier this month, as well as in the Shikoku area.
In many parts of the country, precipitation during this year’s season exceeded that of an average year.
The city of Fukui had 657.5 mm of rain, more than double the average of 325.6 mm.
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