The Weird Valentine’s Day Weather

It’s Valentine’s Day, the day when women give chocolates to men in Japan. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about. This is what I see right now.

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This is Shonandai Station. The rain is heavily beating on the roof of the station. It’s a downpour. It’s currently 18 degrees Celsius, which is highly unusual for winter here. Today is expected to be sunny in the afternoon, very windy, and 23 degrees.

What’s going on? Is it climate change? No, a strong low pressure system has taken root over the Sea of Japan, and it’s pulling up warm tropical air from the Taiwan region. It’ll be a beautiful afternoon.

It won’t last, though. Tomorrow, it’s expected to snow in the evening. Sudden change, isn’t it? Well, Friday’s forecast is for 19 degrees now. Up and down. It’s too springlike.

How’s your weather?

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14 thoughts on “The Weird Valentine’s Day Weather”

  1. My weather is colder than a well diggers ass! Frigid! Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow night into Monday morning. Potentially ice, 12″ of snow. So, in other words, my weather SUCKS!

  2. In Melbourne it’s sunny and gorgeous, the temperature is about 23 degrees C, which is pretty mild considering it’s the middle of summer. But I’m not complaining. It’s nice to have a respite from the heat.

    1. I always thought it would be hotter than that. That kind of temperature is extremely rare here in Japan in mid-summer. It’s almost always above 30 during the day and nighttime is at least 25.

        1. Strange. Well, it got cold here once again, but back up to 19 this Friday. We’re getting the same temperatures here, yet it’s summer for you and winter for me.

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