The temperature in Japan is not that different from the weather in England. It is quite cold in the winter (about 5°C in Tokyo and London) and quite warm in Summer (about 26°C in Tokyo and about 18°C in London). Like England, it is warmer in the south than it is in the north because it is warmer closer to the equator.

Japan gets a lot of rain in the summer (called the monsoon season) whereas England gets more rain in the winter. During the whole year, though, Japan gets much more rain than England: Tokyo gets about 1500mm of rain but London only gets about 600mm. This means Japanese summers are hot and wet, and their winters are cold and dry.

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