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Over 40 locations in Japan log record-breaking rainfall for May

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That sounds terrible! 40 stations out of 40 stations, that is huge news. Oh, wait, we don't know how many stations they get data from. 100? 1000? 10,000? We need a reference point here.

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@proxy

The government, transportation companies and media do have a responsibility to alert people to extreme weather. It saves lives.

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So we can soon expect vegetables and fruit prices to skyrocket as every time there is a weather anomaly we pay through the nose, even though there are many other places that grow, but JA and others take advantage of it.

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Rain!!.. I love rain!!..

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Too much rain and not enough sunshine for the plants. After the big rain yesterday the rice fields are flooded already. Now comes the rainy season.

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Rain!!.. I love rain!!..

Cool!!.. Thanks for sharing!!..

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Hopefully doesn't mean we headed for a kara-tsuyu.

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So we can soon expect vegetables and fruit prices to skyrocket as every time there is a weather anomaly we pay through the nose, even though there are many other places that grow, but JA and others take advantage of it.

Its already happened with cabbages. The problem is often one area dominates production, so bad weather there forces up prices across the country. For cabbages, that area is Aichi. The bad weather was a cold and wet March. In Nagano, it snowed throughout March for the first time in maybe 10 years.

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Climate change, due to the burning of fossil fuels - in action.

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I don't know where these 40 stations are but my area in southwestern Japan has had a lot of sunny days and only a few rainy ones in May. Typical of the last four decades I've been here.

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we have had normal weather here where we live...

yesterday some rain but its over today nice cool sunny day 20C outside.

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We enjoyed very good spring cabbages this year.

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rain is good and necessary

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Too little water and we die. Too much water and we die.

Heavy rains also cause landslides.

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Too little water and we die. Too much water and we die.

Heavy rains also cause landslides.

Learn something new everyday.

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Entuojo

Too little water and we die. Too much water and we die.

> Heavy rains also cause landslides.

> Learn something new everyday.

Thank you for sharing.

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@Wallace

Likewise

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Ruddy rain, we had a power cut the other day, only last a couple of minutes, lol. Was bucketing down and it was old mugging sent out to buy milk, what a lark eh.

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"Was bucketing down and it was old mugging sent out to buy milk,"

Please reassure me that it was NOT 2%...

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