*2cm of fresh snow has fallen in the last 24hrs in Hirafu Village. At 7:00 today the temperature was 2°C. Well folks the start of the week brings rain to us here at village level. Not an ideal start to the Christmas week but hopefully snow is falling at higher elevations. The rain is predicted to turn to snow later today and overnight. Looks like a big storm is due to arrive xmas day….we better be careful what we wish for!