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This year’s extended rainy season in mainland Japan may have played out its last cloudburst.

Japanese Meteorological Agency officials said Friday the end of the rainy season for the Tokyo area should have been Saturday.

That was 13 days later than the seasonal average ending date of July 20.

The rainy season should end Sunday in the six prefectures, or states, that make up Tohoku, the northeast portion of Honshu, officials said.

The rainy season historically ends about July 23 in southern Tohoku, and around July 27 for the northern Tohoku region, which includes Misawa Air Base.

Unseasonably cool weather and reduced hours of sunshine accompanying the extended rainy season have affected the growth of rice and other crops, national television network NHK reported Thursday.

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