The temperature in the northern and central Japan exceeded the annual average by the end of August and the first half of September, an average of 4.4 degrees, which is a record value on record since 1961.
Record high average temperatures for August and September this year marked on the island of Hokkaido, the northern and central part of the main Japanese island of Honshu, the main meteorological office reported Japan.
Meteorologists say that in September in the northern part of the country the average temperature was about five degrees above average performance in the central and northern part of Honshu Island — three degrees. Excess heat from three to five degrees was noted in late August.
In Tokyo, the first three weeks of September, the temperature stood firm above 30-degree mark for 16 days. This is a record for the duration of the autumn heat of the Japanese capital from 1975.
Autumnal Equinox Day, which is celebrated in Japan on Saturday as a public holiday, the country has brought a welcome freshness. But forecasters warned that the thermometer about two weeks will hold at above average.