A year of record temperatures in Japan

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Published on 10 January 2022

According to a preliminary analysis published by the Japan Meteorological Agency, 2021 was the third warmest year on record in Japan, with an anomaly of +0.61°C. This trend was especially pronounced in the Mount Fuji area, where temperatures were 1.1°C higher than the reference average, the highest across all the Japanese islands. 

This image, acquired on 2 January 2022, shows the summit of Mount Fuij in Japan covered in snow after the recent snowfall at the end of December 2021.
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