Cold wave in Japan: the country registers its lowest temperature in 48 years

Snowstorm in Japan

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Winter is usually synonymous with frost, snowfall, white landscapes, and warm clothing. But if you are not very used to low temperatures, you can not only have a bad time but you will also have to wear a good jacket to keep you warm. In Japan, although every year precipitation usually falls in the form of snow, It had been 48 years since its inhabitants saw their country so white.

Since last Monday, January 22, they have been suffering a cold wave that seems that for the moment they do not want to leave.

The culprit is the entry of cold air from Siberia and the lake effect snowfall that has covered Japan with snow. But now the problem is not the snow itself, but the low temperatures caused by the Siberian air that continues to reach the country today. Because of this, in the capital, Tokyo, they registered -4ºC, the lowest temperature in the last 48 years, but in other places they are having even worse.

This is the case of those people who live nearby or want to go see the Mount Fuji (Fujisan). There a temperature of -26'6ºC today, january 26. A value so low that it has covered the magnificent mountain in white as has rarely been seen.

Unfortunately, when things happen that you are not used to, it is not uncommon for you to regret damages. Heavy snowfall in Tokyo caused chaos in public transport, as well as injuring hundreds of people. On the other hand, the eruption of Mount Mtoshirane and a subsequent avalanche in the center of the country caused one death and a dozen injured in a ski resort.

The country's meteorological agency expect snowfalls of up to 40 centimeters in the northern region of Hokkaido until Saturday, so if you are in the area be careful.


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