From May 10 this year the rain started. I'm not sure if this will continue until July but there's a good chance it will. Thankfully, the temperature has dipped now. Last week it was in the mid-20s but today it's only 12C. What a difference! My hands were actually cold when I walked to work this afternoon, I haven't experienced cold hands since February!
I've checked the forecast for the next ten days and it's still cloudy and rainy but the temperature should rise back to 22C.
I wonder if everything has shifted forward a bit climate-wise because cherry blossom season was early this year too, and now the rains have arrived earlier than expected. Global warming anyone?
After rainy season, the level of humidity should drop (but not by much) and the heat will rise to 30C as an average for Tokyo. Some people I have asked have likened summer in Tokyo to being in a sauna. Lovely!It's strange that I feel comfortable when I step outside into grey drizzle. I think it must be because I'm British. You like what you're familiar with!