Last week, Austrian newspapers were full of a coming heatwave that was supposed to make this current week a living hell. Turned out that not only did the heatwave not materialize but even it got rather fresh. But you can be sure as hell that the predictions – that never materialized – will be taken as evidence for warming some months down the line. Thats how this data comes together – it’s not measured temperatures but its approximations, models, and predictions – no need for them to match reality. Oh, the predictions of the heatwave adorned every front page. Its lack of materialization is not mentioned at all.
While the mean daily maximum temperature for Hachijojima has risen modestly over the past 115 years, Tokyo has seen an almost 2°C linear trend increase.