Over 300 Japanese weather stations report hottest November day in history

se asia temperatured at 0400 utc on november 3 2023

Japan observed its hottest November day on record on November 3, 2023, with over 300 weather stations reporting record-breaking temperatures for this time of year.

The heatwave affected one-third of the country, including Hakodate where 22.7 °C (72.9 °F) was recorded — 9.3 °C (16.7 °F) above average and a new November record. Weather records in Hakodate have been maintained since 1872.

Tottori recorded 28.1 °C (82.6 °F) on the same day; this is 8.8 °C (15.8 °F) above normal, Toyooka 27.4 °C (81.3 °F) or 8.3 °C (14.9 °F) above normal, Itoigawa 28.1 °C (82.6 °F) or 10.6 °C (19.1 °F) above normal, Suttsu 22.5 °C (72.5 °​F) or 10.6 °C (19.1 °F) above normal — all are new November records for highest temperature.​

november 3 2023 record breaking temperatures japan
Image credit: Sayaka Mori

Featured image credit: Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 04:00 UTC on November 3, 2023

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