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Japan:Mt Fuji gets first snow of the season

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 24,2011

Mount Fuji has been capped with snow for the first time this season, with temperatures as low as those in October in a wide area of Japan.

The Meteorological Agency said on Saturday that snow was visible on Japan’s highest peak one day earlier than last year, with the surface near the summit turning white.

The agency said a high-pressure system brought clear skies, cooling the earth’s surface in eastern and western Japan. Cold air that flowed in over the country also helped to lower temperatures in many areas.

The minimum temperature this morning was 13.5 degrees Celsius in Nagoya City, central Japan, and 15.9 degrees in the center of Tokyo — temperatures usually recorded in mid- to late-October.

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