Season's first snow observed on Mount Fuji
NHK -- Oct 24
Mount Fuji, Japan's highest peak, has been capped with snow for the first time this season.

Local weather officials say that slight snow was observed near the top of the mountain at around 10:30 AM on Monday. It was 3 days earlier than last year, but 23 days later than the average.

The officials say the temperature at the peak was 3.5 degrees Celsius at around 7 AM.

They say that snow fell despite the relatively warm temperature, due to the effects of a rain front and Typhoon Lan, which made landfall early Monday morning.

甲府地方気象台は23日、富士山が初冠雪したと発表した。平年より23日遅く、昨年より3日早いとしている。同気象台職員が午前10時すぎ、肉眼で冠雪を確認。
News sources: NHK, Kyodo
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