Mercury rises as Japan sees midsummer heat in May

National May 11, 2020

Mercury rises as Japan sees midsummer heat in May

Temperatures across Japan soared Monday, with many areas in the Kanto region topping 30 degrees Celsius — levels on par with those of midsummer days. As of noon, the mercury had hit 31.7 degrees Celsius in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture; 31.1 C in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture; ...

This January was hottest since records began in 1880

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

This January was hottest since records began in 1880

Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the U.S. climate service said Thursday. Land and ocean surface temperatures surpassed the 20th century January average of 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) by 2.05 degrees F (1.13 C), ...