• Kyodo


The rainy season appears to be over in Japan’s two remaining regions to the southwest and northeast, the weather agency said on Wednesday, declaring an end to the early summer wet period throughout the archipelago.

The rainy period typically lasts for about a month in most parts of Japan, covering the southwestern region first from early May to early June before expanding to encompass the entire country except the northern main island of Hokkaido through late July.

This year’s season ended on time in the Tohoku northeastern region, even though it started more than a dozen days late. However, it ended earlier in Okinawa, thereby ensuring not all the regions were affected at the same time.

The rainy season ended 10 days later in the northern part of Kyushu, making it the last area to remain wet.

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