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.© Japan Today