For May 3rd, Clear Weather then Cloudy from Just Before Noon, Rain in the Evening
On May 2nd, the high-pressure system over Fukui Prefecture caused temperatures to rise. Up until 2:00 p.m., two areas saw its temperature highs over 30⁰C, with Fukui City at 30.1⁰C, and Tsuruga City at 30.2⁰C. Within the prefecture, it is the first in the year for temperatures to go over 30⁰C. Furthermore, 10 observations sites within the prefecture all recorded the current year’s temperature high within its respective areas.
According to a forecast by the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, May 3rd will begin with the high-pressure system covering the prefecture, but will then experience the effects of a dip in atmospheric pressure and a humid atmosphere. As a result, the day will start with clear weather, then clouds from just before noon; the evening will see rainfall.
Upon Re-submission of Request by the Prefecture, 5 Parlours Closed
Five pachinko parlours within Fukui Prefecture, which had been operating against the prefecture’s request to suspend business, based on the Novel Coronavirus Special Measures Act, have closed by May 1st. With this all the 66 pachinko parlours across the prefecture have suspended operations.
On April 23rd, Fukui Prefecture had announced a request for roughly 100 industries to suspend business from April 25th to May 6th. On April 28th, investigations confirmed five pachinko parlours still operating; each establishment then received a document restating the request to suspend operations. From April 30th, the parlours have closed for business.
May 2nd Report, Also No COVID-19 Deaths
On May 2nd, as of noon, Fukui Prefecture reported no new infections or death related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The prefecture did not hold a press conference today.