Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years – Just another weather anomaly

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.

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Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

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.

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Just another weather anomaly. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

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.

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But children are happy. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

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.

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Up to 2cm snow in Tokyo, A first in more than 50 years for Japan’s capital city. Eugene Hoshiko/AP

The agency monitors various esoteric weather indicators such as announcing when cherry blossoms have started to bloom by observing a certain tree.

Another weather anomaly.

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