After the strong earthquake, unusual snow!
Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.
Meteorologists forecast up to 2cm would fall, and more in the mountains north-west of Tokyo.
The Japan Meteorological Agency added it was the first time fallen snow on the ground had been observed in November since such records started to be made in 1875.
The last time it snowed in central Tokyo in November was 1962. Until Thursday’s fall, the earliest snow on the ground in the winter season had been on December 6, 1987.
An unprecedent cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan’s capital on November 24, 2016. Above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking in most places, though it did accumulate on sidewalks and cars.
The agency monitors various esoteric weather indicators such as announcing when cherry blossoms have started to bloom by observing a certain tree.
— Sandyael (@Sandyael) November 23, 2016
Another weather anomaly.