Nine Sites Measure the Year’s Record High
On April 30th, a high-pressure system was cast over Fukui Prefecture, causing the temperature to rise. Up until 3:00 p.m., with temperature highs at 26.8⁰C in Obama City, and 26.0⁰C in Tsuruga City, six observation sites recorded temperatures above 25.0⁰C.
Up to 3:00 p.m. on April 30th, excluding Sakai City-Mikuni, nine observations sites within the prefecture saw its record high for the current year. After Obama and Tsuruga, other sites that saw summer-like temperatures were Fukui City at 25.6⁰C, Katsuyama City at 25.0⁰C, Ono City at 25.5⁰C, and Minamiechizen Town-Imajo at 25.6⁰C. Sakai City-Harue was at 23.7⁰C, Fukui City-Koshino was at 22.9⁰C, Mihama Town was at 23.1⁰C, and Sakai City-Mikuni was at 21.8⁰C, with each site becoming as warm as it would be during late May or early June.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office (on April 30th, 11:00 a.m.), the forecast for May 1st is clear weather with clouds in the morning and evening for the Reihoku area, and clear weather for the Reinan area. The temperature high is expected to reach between 25⁰C and 26⁰C, continuing this early summer weather.
In Six Regions, the Current Season’s Lowest Temperatures
On February 7th, six observation sites recorded the lowest temperatures of the current season, caused by the cold air going through Fukui Prefecture, with Katsuyama City recording a low of -7.8⁰C.
According to a 7:00 a.m. report by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temperature hit a record low of -7.8⁰C at 4:29 a.m. in Katsuyama City. In Ono City, at 6:54 a.m., the temperature reached -6.7⁰C; in Mikuni and Harue, within Sakai City, between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m., the temperature of -3.0⁰C was recorded.
Fukui City was at -2.9⁰C (at 2:54 a.m.), and Tsuruga City was at -1.0⁰C (at 1:12 a.m.). These are the current season’s record lows for the six region.
Ono City at -1.3˚C, Minami-Echizen Also Below Freezing
On November 29, Fukui Prefecture became much colder, due to the effects of the winter pressure pattern, and the high-altitude cold air. Ono City saw -1.3˚C, and Minami-Echizen was at -1.1˚C. Fukui City also reached a low of 0.7˚C, which is the average temperature during the end of the year.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, until 8:00 a.m. on the 29th, each region saw its seasonal low; Mikuni in Sakai City at 2.1˚C, Harue is Sakai City at 0.7˚C, Koshino in Fukui city at 4.4˚C, Fukui City at 0.7˚C, Katsuyama City at -0.6˚C, Ono City at -1.3˚C, Imajo in Minamiechizen Town at -1.1˚C, Tsuruga City at 6.3˚C, Mihama Town at 4.0˚C, and Obama City at 4.5˚C. The Reihoku region and Mihama town saw the current season’s temperature lows.
According to the Fukui Local Meteorological Office, the temperature highs for November 29th were predicted at 10˚C for Fukui City, 9˚C for Ono City, and 11˚C for Tsuruga City. For November 30th, the temperature lows are expected to be 4˚C for Fukui City, 2˚C for Ono City, and 6˚C for Tsuruga City.
Yoshino Cherry Blossoms at Fukui City’s Asuwa River
By the right bank of Asuwa River, located in 3-Chome within Central Fukui of Fukui Prefecture, cherry blossoms are blooming out of season. The blossoms’ light pink glows against the autumn’s blue sky.
On the Yoshino cherry trees, approximately 50 meters downstream of Saiwai Bridge, 10 flowers were in bloom. Just afternoon on November 5th, a city resident enjoying their afternoon walk found the blossoms in surprised, “I felt a somewhat mysterious sensation.”
According to the Fukui Prefectural Green Center, after factors such as strong winds caused the leaves to fall, it also resulted in large temperature differences, causing the flowers to bloom, mistaking the current season with spring.