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In a word: fickle. Although people in the UK are still talking about spring, summer is already under way in Tokyo. Recently, the days have been a mix of hot, steamy afternoons, with intermittent cloud cover, and relatively cool, pleasant evenings. The rainy season, which runs from the beginning of June until mid-July officially began last week, but we haven’t yet had the kind of monsoon-like storms that usually accompany this season. A little drizzle here and there is all.
At the moment, we can’t complain. Temperatures are in the high 70s, with moderate humidity (around 30%, low for summer in Japan), and the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds in downtown Tokyo. There’s a slight chance of rain over the weekend, but that shouldn’t stop you from going out.
Enjoy these mild temperatures while they last: Once it really starts to heat up, you’ll need to walk around with two sweat towels instead of one.