今月の文化 2022年 6月  節電

今年は春も少し寒かったですし、5月も涼しい日が多かったんですが、さすがに6月になると梅雨に入ってジメジメして、暑い日が多くなりました。最近、東北の新潟県で37℃まで気温が上がったそうです!その他の地方でも、35~36℃のところもあって、すごく暑いです。
This year, spring was a bit cold, and there were many cool days even in May. But as expected, the rainy season started in June and there were many hot and muggy days. Recently, Niigata Prefecture in the Tohoku area even reached 37 degrees Celsius! Other areas were also very hot, reaching 35-36 degrees Celsius.

アメリカのフロリダ州も暑くて有名ですが、あそこでは雨が降った後に涼しい風が吹いて気持ちよかったのを思い出します。日本では雨が降っても涼しくならずに、湿度がもっと高くなって気持ち悪いです。
In the US, Florida is well known for being hot, but after it rains there it becomes cool and the wind blows, and I remember it feeling very nice. In Japan, after it rains it does not get any cooloer, but it just gets even more humid and uncomfortable.

関東エリアもすごく暑い日が続いていますが、最近のニュースで電力が足りなくて大変だと言われていました。3月22日には電力需給ひっ迫警報という警報まで出て心配しました。政府は関東や東北の皆さんに「節電してください」とお願いをしていますが、気温が高すぎるのでエアコンを使わないと熱中症になってしまうし、エアコンを使いすぎると電力が足りなくなるし、とても難しい問題です。夏になったらどうなってしまうんでしょうか。
The Kanto area is also very hot, and recently the news has been saying that there is a problem of not having enough electricity. On March 33, the supply and demand reached a critical point and an energy emergency was declared. The government asked people in Kanto and Tohoku to reduce their energy usage, but the temperature has been so high that without using air conditioners people will suffer heatstroke. As a result, everyone is using air conditioners and the energy continues to be insufficient, creating a terribly difficult problem. What is going to become of this summer??