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The Japan Meteorological Agency says the rainy season is not likely to end in the Kanto region until the first week in August, setting a postwar record. Do you think the coronavirus has anything to do with the length of the rainy season this year?

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If you can assume that the reduced global emissions due to quarantines enforced by countries have affected the weather enough to disrupt its regular patterns, then yes. But I doubt the global pandemic would be able to affect weather patterns in such a short amount of time and that greatly, but then again, it might happen. I leave this to meteorologists.

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Global warming. All that melted ice has to go somewhere

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How can covid lengthen the rainy season?

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It was cause by me. I often left the house without an umbrella this year. Never fails.

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Although it is cooler, this extended rainy season means it is so difficult to get my clothes to dry quickly enough. If there's not enough sun in the summer, your washed clothes reek after an hour or so, Widehaiter or not.

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Do you think the coronavirus has anything to do with the length of the rainy season this year?

Erm...No.

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Do you think the coronavirus has anything to do with the length of the rainy season this year?

Finally some comedy!

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Down here the rainy season was officially declared over from today. Five days later than average. The only real surprise is the lack of typhoons - there normally should be some in July.

This afternoon we had really violent thunderstorms and the electricity went out twice, the second time for 90 minutes. Managed to find some matches and candles before it got too dark. Made sure not to open the fridge door. Found a battery -powered radio for the news. The mobile stayed alive with 4G, so I went on the web and saw that the power company were aware and struggling to get us all up and running once more.

So for me that's a no.

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I always find it amusing about the amount of time spent each year by the Meteorological Agency to officially declare the beginning and end of the rainy season.

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The question is probably a bit tricky for most folk, as they think of clouds and virus and get confused. They are implying that due to corona CO2, emissions may have dropped, especially in China, and the reduced emissions may affect the weather, which is logical. However, the drop in emissions is only likely to slow the rate of increase in concentrations of C02 in the atmosphere, not lower it.

It's also worth noting that so far this season zero typhoons have formed. In 2019 by August there had already been 8. And if you are still reading this far then you deserve credit because I'm starting to bore myself.

Down here the rainy season was officially declared over from today.

Where be that then?

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CC Where be that then?

West of Kansai, the Chugoku region.

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