Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spring in January!

The last couple of days have been really weird after the consistency of the last month. The cool temperatures of 5C or so have been interrupted by a blast of warm wind, bringing the temperature up to 18C!

It has really felt like Japanese Spring, and some plum blossoms have even started appearing on the ICU campus. The rise in temperature also brought out some insects. A-chan was accosted by the first bee of the year at our Soul Lunch on Tuesday.

The weirdest thing about this warm spell, is that it really, no joke, feels like Summer in Britain. Because the sun is more intense on the more southerly latitude, even if the actual temperature isn't as high as Britain would be in August (although admittedly it's not far off, depressingly), the strength of the sun's rays do make it feel almost exactly the same.

Which is lovely! Because it's like Summer without the crazy Japanese humidity!

But all good things must come to an end I suppose. Tomorrow is forecast to be 8C again. Although even that is not January-weather! I'll never get used to warm climates...

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