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Meteorological Agency forecasts intense heat this summer, particularly in western Japan

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has announced its three-month forecast from the month of June until August. This summer, while sweltering temperatures will be experienced nationwide, western Japan, in particular, will be hit by an intense heat wave, the agency said.

According to the agency, the El Nino phenomenon will cause a change in the atmospheric pressure over the Pacific Ocean and lead to warm air concentrating in western Japan this summer, Sankei Shimbun reported. Eastern Japan will also experience higher than average temperatures, the agency said. Furthermore, the weather agency has issued a heatstroke warning earlier than previous years.

Under the influence of warm and moist air currents, the precipitation level, however, is predicted to be average, excluding Okinawa and the Amami region.

The agency also said that for the time in 18 years, no typhoon is likely to hit Japan in the month of May.

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Does anyone ever independently audit these "predictions" and then publish their accuracy?

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My crystal ball says it will be hot and humid, with lots of people having heat stroke from outdoor activities in the middle of the day.

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The agency also said that for the time in 18 years, no typhoon is likely to hit Japan in the month of May.

yes not so unpredictable.. only 4 days are left in May, 2016 !

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It's the typhoons in July, August and September - summer hols season - that are the problem.

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That no typhoons have yet to develop yet may indicate lower seasurface temperatures, which could be due to the beginning of a La Nina phenomenon following an El Nino.

"The 1998 season was very weak compared to the 1997 season; this was due to the strong El Niño in the previous season. During the 1998 season, a total of 27 tropical depressions developed across the western Pacific basin. Of those 27 depressions, a total of 18 strengthened into tropical storms of which 9 further intensified into typhoons. The first tropical cyclone developed on July 6, marking the latest start to any Pacific typhoon season on record, and the last one dissipated on December 22. The Philippine region also set a record: with only eleven storms forming or moving into its area of responsibility, PAGASA had its quietest season as of 2006. " wiki page

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Oh, good. I already am basically dying every time I step outside July-Sept...

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From the end of July until August I'm on vacation.... Who really wants to work and suffer exhaustion.....

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A hot summer with average rainfall generally means a lot of pollen the following spring, this is not good news at all.

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Does anyone ever independently audit these "predictions" and then publish their accuracy?

indeed, one of the few jobs you are allowed to do mistakes and not get fired.

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