After a cold and wet April that extended into early May - the heater was on during Golden Week - it is now summer in Kyoto.
Temperatures in western Japan hit 30 degrees centigrade (86 F) yesterday.
Humidity is still manageable, but it was hot.
That is unseasonably so.
May and October are the two months of the year when cyclists are pretty much guaranteed good weather.
Still, mornings and evenings are crisp - perfect for riding - and the middle of the day while hot is doable.
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