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Seasonal Highlights on the Climate System

'Seasonal Highlights' has been issued in PDF format since spring 2007 as a seasonal bulletin focusing on the seasonal highlights of the monitoring results. For monthly information, please refer to 'Monthly Highlights on the Climate System.'

Highlights in Summer (June 2017 - August 2017)

- Seasonal mean temperatures were significantly above normal in Okinawa/Amami.
- Seasonal precipitation amounts were above normal on the Sea of Japan side of northern and eastern Japan.
- Seasonal mean temperatures were extremely high from Mauritius to Madagascar.
- In the equatorial Pacific, remarkably positive SST anomalies were observed in the western part.
- Convective activity was enhanced around the Maritime Continent.
- The polar vortex was stronger than normal and the subpolar jet stream meandered northward over Central and Eastern Siberia.

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