Tokyo Weather

Today is nuts!  It was POURING rain all day, then at about 4:55pm, thunder and lighting stricking every 20 seconds or so!  INSANITY.

For the most upto date weather in Tokyo and in Japan you can use Yahoo Weather.  It has little animation of what is happening across the country.

Screen Shot from Yahoo Weather webpage August 5, 2008

Screen Shot from Yahoo Weather webpage August 5, 2008

Tokyo has had it hot days for the past month or so, so the rain is overdue.

In the news:  5 construction workers got swept away in the sewage drain and one body was found 4 km away!  The other 4 or yet to be found and presummed dead.

Here is a webcam live of Shinjuku where you can move the camera based on the colored bars on the right of the screen.  You can check that out anytime.  So check it out when you wanna see what is happening in Shinjuku.  In fact I bike on that very street on my way to work.  I will wave “hello” next time.
Here in Tokyo, they On Sundays they have shopping days where the streets are filled with people and no cars.  That is called “歩行者天国” Hokosha Tengoku which means “pedestrian heaven” or car-free shopping.  It is really great.

I just took this screen shot of the webcam on Shinjuku Doori (street):

Shinjuku Webcam screen shot.  August 5, 2008.  5pm.

Shinjuku Webcam screen shot. August 5, 2008. 5pm.

Here is a list of all the available webcams around Tokyo.  It is in Japanese, but you can have fun clicking around.

Next is a pic of my gorgeous road cruiser “Chino” that I bought at Don Qixote.  It is a great store that sells things you can’t even fathom.  Great stuff!  Here is the english homepage.

Mami Chari Bike "Chino" sitting outside in the drenching rain.

Mami Chari Bike "Chino" sitting outside in the drenching rain. Note to Ben: notice the postcard in the backspokes?

Hopefully the rain lets up so I can bike home and be dry.  If not, then I will still bike home and get soaked!

~ by gabuchan on August 5, 2008.

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