Ben Leamon

I found this graph charting the date of peak cherry blossom blooms in Kyoto, Japan, and wanted to see if I could recreate it. (Code here)

In another article, the BBC writes:

Increasingly early flowerings in recent decades are likely to be as a result of climate change, scientists say.

The records from Kyoto go back to 812 AD in imperial court documents and diaries.

The city has experienced an unusually warm spring this year.

The previous record there was set in 1409, when the season reached its peak on 27 March.

2021 was the earliest peak-bloom on record.