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The United Nations has stated that we have entered "uncharted territory."


The Japan Meteorological Agency announced on July 20, 2024, that this summer could see record-breaking heat, comparable to a "once-in-a-decade" event. Japan has experienced unusual weather patterns in recent years, similar to severe conditions observed globally. The question remains: what does the future hold for global climate anomalies?

In July, extreme temperatures were recorded worldwide. China reached 52.2°C, resulting in 462 pigs dying from heatstroke at a pig farm. Greece saw 45.7°C, prompting strikes among workers at tourist sites in Athens. Spain recorded 44.5°C, leading to a ban on outdoor work during the day in some regions.


The United States hit 54°C, causing rescue helicopters to be grounded due to the heat.

In the Southwest Islands, heavy rain is expected, particularly in Amami, with the risk of landslides due to already softened ground. Western Japan may see rain from the morning, and coastal areas in Tokai and Kanto may experience rain at night.

June 14 saw fewer areas with temperatures above 30°C, but the Japan Sea side and Kanto regions could still see highs above 35°C. Central Tokyo is expected to reach 30°C for the second consecutive day.

Forecasted high temperatures for June 15:
- 34°C in Tsugawa (Niigata), Nagaoka (Niigata), Fukui
- 33°C in Toyooka (Hyogo), Nagano, Fukushima, Yonezawa (Yamagata), Yokote (Akita)
- 32°C in Tottori, Matsue, Kofu, Yamagata, Akita

On June 16, rain is expected in the morning in Kanto, with rain or thunderstorms likely from Hokuriku northward in the afternoon. Despite this, many areas will see sunny intervals, with temperatures rising to around 30°C. Osaka and Nagoya are set to experience their sixth consecutive day of 30°C weather, while central Tokyo is looking at its third consecutive day.

In the Southwest Islands, the risk of rain persists, with continued vigilance necessary for landslides and flooding.