Irabu Island

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Irabu Island (伊良部島, Irabu-jima) (Miyako: Irav), is an island in Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The island is connected to Miyako Island by a 3,540-metre-long (11,610 ft) bridge Irabu Ohashi (伊良部大橋),[1] which was completed in January 2015.[2] Irabu Island is also connected via six bridges to Shimoji-shima.[1] There are multiple language variants spoken on the island: Nakachi-Irabu, Kuninaka, Sawada-Nakahama, and Sarahama (which is a variant of Ikema language spoken by descendants of emigrants from Ikema Island).[3]

Irabu Island
Native name:
Irabu-jima (伊良部島)
Miyako map.jpg
Irabu Island is to the west of Miyako Island
Geography
LocationOkinawa Prefecture
Coordinates24°50′20″N 125°9′56″E / 24.83889°N 125.16556°E / 24.83889; 125.16556
ArchipelagoMiyako Islands
Adjacent toEast China Sea
Area29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)[1]
Highest elevation89.0 m (292 ft)
Administration
PrefectureOkinawa Prefecture
Demographics
Population4,693 (2015 national census)[1]
Ethnic groupsRyukyuan, Japanese
Irabu Island is in the center, Shimoji Island below, and the Irabu Bridge to the right

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Irabu (1981−2010 normals, extremes 1978−2009)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
27.5
(81.5)
29.5
(85.1)
30.2
(86.4)
32.2
(90.0)
33.8
(92.8)
35.0
(95.0)
35.1
(95.2)
33.9
(93.0)
31.8
(89.2)
31.2
(88.2)
28.9
(84.0)
35.1
(95.2)
Average high °C (°F) 20.2
(68.4)
20.6
(69.1)
22.4
(72.3)
24.9
(76.8)
27.4
(81.3)
29.8
(85.6)
31.7
(89.1)
31.2
(88.2)
30.0
(86.0)
27.8
(82.0)
24.9
(76.8)
21.7
(71.1)
26.1
(78.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
18.1
(64.6)
19.8
(67.6)
22.3
(72.1)
24.7
(76.5)
27.2
(81.0)
28.8
(83.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.2
(81.0)
25.2
(77.4)
22.5
(72.5)
19.5
(67.1)
23.5
(74.2)
Average low °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
15.8
(60.4)
17.2
(63.0)
19.9
(67.8)
22.3
(72.1)
25.1
(77.2)
26.4
(79.5)
25.9
(78.6)
24.8
(76.6)
23.1
(73.6)
20.5
(68.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.2
(70.1)
Record low °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
6.3
(43.3)
5.1
(41.2)
10.0
(50.0)
14.3
(57.7)
16.3
(61.3)
22.0
(71.6)
21.5
(70.7)
17.5
(63.5)
16.7
(62.1)
10.0
(50.0)
6.4
(43.5)
5.1
(41.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 116.9
(4.60)
122.4
(4.82)
128.6
(5.06)
152.1
(5.99)
184.6
(7.27)
174.3
(6.86)
102.4
(4.03)
208.0
(8.19)
194.6
(7.66)
129.6
(5.10)
116.1
(4.57)
129.0
(5.08)
1,758.4
(69.23)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 12.9 11.7 12.9 10.2 10.7 10.4 9.2 12.3 11.9 9.2 11.1 10.5 133
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93.9 94.6 125.0 127.8 130.0 150.7 208.1 210.6 189.2 170.3 128.3 111.5 1,740
Source: JMA[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Remote island related materials (離 島 関 係 資 料)" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "伊良部島", Retrieved on 13 January 2018.[circular reference]
  3. ^ Heinrich, Patrick; Miyara, Shinsho; Shimoji, Michinori (17 February 2015). Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages: History, Structure, and Use. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 405–406. ISBN 9781614511151.
  4. ^ 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値). JMA. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  5. ^ 過去の気象データ検索. JMA. Retrieved 24 February 2022.