Japan reports warmest spring on record

Japan experienced its warmest spring on record this year, the national weather agency said Thursday, as greenhouse gasses and El Nino send temperatures soaring worldwide.

Temperatures across March, April and May were 1.59 degrees Celsius higher than average, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

That made it the hottest spring since the agency started taking comparable measurements in 1898.

“Global warming has made such record-level temperatures more frequent, and they are expected to become even more common in the future as global warming progresses,” it said.