Good evening from Tokyo under the third time state of emergency.
Today, like yesterday, the Japanese archipelago was covered by the Yellow Sand that came from the Chinese mainland over a long distance. I wrote about the Yellow Sand in February and March.
Yellow Sand is coming from the Taklamakan Desert, the Gobi Desert and more. It not only contains sand but also various pollutants. PM2.5, the toxic chemicals from the Chinese mainland that have been a problem in Japan, is also carried by the same air currents to the Japanese archipelago. I put the prediction charts of yesterday’s and today’s Yellow Sand and PM2.5 after the photos in this post.
Every day I capture the sky from the window of my study and tweet it. This morning I opened the window for a few minutes to take a sky photo. In that short time, the Yellow Sand and other unhealthy substances entered into my house, which made me sneeze all morning. I had a runny nose. The damage to health caused by the Yellow Sand is quite similar to hay fever. It is a very dangerous weather phenomenon for people with allergies and asthma.
It was hot as summer in the Kanto area including Tokyo today. In Tokyo, the temperature was up to 28 Celsius degrees. In some parts of Kanto it was over 30 degrees Celsius. Tomorrow, the sky will be clear and blue, with no Yellow Sand. It may be cooler than today.
Good night with photos of double cherry blossoms with spring memories.
Have a good dream!
Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy 😊😷🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖
9 May 2021 #tokyo #japan