Tokyo sets snowless record
TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo has set a record for its longest snowless
winter amid growing worldwide concerns about global warming,
according to meteorologists.
The metropolitan area of the capital has not had snow this season,
making it the longest snowless winter since statistics were first kept
in 1876, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Tokyo has never had a winter without any snow, he said.
On Friday, the agency said Japan's average temperature in January
was the fourth highest on record, at 1.44 degrees above normal. The
record was in January 1989 when temperatures in Japan were 2.09
degrees Celsius higher.
The agency said that last month was the world's hottest January on
record, with temperatures across the planet 0.45 degrees Celsius above