The climate in Tokyo is temperate, with fairly mild and sunny winters, though there may be some cold, snowy and windy days that are less pleasant. The average maximum during this period is around 50°F (10°C). On the other hand, summers tend to be hot and humid, with highs reaching up to 95°F (35°C).
Between June and October, the city can be affected by typhoons. Peak typhoon season is in August and September, and this time of year can bring strong winds and torrential rains that lead to heavy damage. During a typhoon, it's crucial to follow instructions from local authorities and disaster management agencies, which might involve staying indoors or evacuating, depending on the severity of the situation. Typhoons can impact daily life significantly, leading to disruptions in transport and other services. It's therefore important to be prepared and stay updated on the situation.
►Learn more about adjusting to life in the Japanese capital in Culture Shock in Japan
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