Friday, August 5, 2011

Foreign Friday


Walking in the Rain
Nagasaki, Japan
April 1980

I didn't even own an umbrella before I moved to Japan. I left two years later with more than five of them.

Japan has four distinct seasons, and nearly every one of them involves rain. I lived in northern Japan where the rain turned to snow from late November to March; however, during the typhoon season, rain fell in sheets, driven by brisk winds. I remember distinctly when Typhoon Tip came ashore in October 1979: the driving winds and rain lashed at my little off-base house, but no damage was done.

This graph from Climatetemp.info gives average climate information. The dark green line is rain/snow fall, and the black line is humidity. Notice the pale green line - that indicates "wet days." The red line is temperature. Click on the link for more detailed information about Japan's average weather.







6 comments:

  1. From the driving rain to the horizontal snow LOL. I actually miss all the rain we had in Europe.

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  2. Very interesting chart! The climate picture I had in my mind for Japan was totally different. I was thinking mild most of the year. How wrong can you get!

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  3. linking this to my neighbors mail. THey are Japan going soon

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  4. I love this picture; it is very peaceful looking.

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