In Japan, the rainy season, which is longer than usual, has ended, and the summer is about to begin in earnest.
In fact, on 2020/05, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated that “2020 has a 75% chance of being the hottest in history.”
75% probability that 2020 will be the hottest in history, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2020/05/01)
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The ongoing progress of global warming does not stop so easily. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2020 has a 75% chance of being the hottest year in observation history.
Other agencies have published similar forecasts. For example, the British Meteorological Agency has a 50% chance and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a 60% chance that it will be the warmest year in observation history.
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Looking around the world, news came in one after another that hot temperatures were recorded in the history of observation from around June.
Abnormally high temperature of 38 degrees in Arctic Siberia, the hottest in the history of observation in June (2020/06/23)
An unusually high temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38 degrees Celsius) was observed in a small town in northern Siberia, Russia.
The exact temperature will be verified by scientists in the future, but temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit will be the highest ever observed in the Arctic. The highest temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded on June 20 in Verkhoyansk, a town in northern Siberia called the “Pole of Cold of the World”.
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Even in the same Arctic Circle, the Svalbard Islands also observed the highest temperatures ever.
The highest temperature ever observed in the Svalbard Islands in the Arctic Circle, 21.7 degrees Celsius (2020/07/26)
[AFP = current affairs] On the 25th, the highest temperature ever recorded at 21.7 degrees Celsius was observed in the Norwegian Svalbard Islands in the Arctic region. The country’s meteorological authorities announced.
Meteorologist Kristen Gislefoss told AFP that the Svalbard Islands had observed 21.2 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, slightly below the 1979 maximum temperature of 21.3 degrees Celsius for the second consecutive day. However, it recorded 21.7 degrees Celsius around 6 pm on the 25th (1 am on the 26th of Japan time), setting a new record high.
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Europe, which was hard due to the heat wave last year, is likely to be extremely hot this year as well.
Even though the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, he is extremely hot all over Europe (2020/08/01)
In Europe, it became extremely hot on the 31st, with the maximum temperature approaching 40 degrees Celsius in Paris, the capital of France. Meteorological officials have warned that they could be hit by a severe heat wave following last year.
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Also, the highest temperature on the ground in the United States has been updated in “Death Valley”.
The highest temperature on the ground will be updated in “Death Valley” (2020/07/29)
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In the summer of Death Valley, California, which isn’t suitable for the vulnerable, something ridiculous is happening right now. The official weather station at Furnes Creek, California has recorded a maximum temperature of 52.8 ° C (!).
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In this way, the world is on parade to break the heat record.
And Japan seems to be no exception.
It is likely to be extremely hot in August and severe residual heat in September.
This summer, while taking measures against corona, it is essential to take measures against heat stroke.