*16cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was -5°C. Excellent snow quality on offer and it looks like we can expect sunshine on and off today. From tomorrow the temperature will increase with the chance of rain and then a couple days of warm temperatures. Despite this higher up on the mountain the base should survive the warm spell by the time the next cold front hits on the w/end.
Useful information from other places
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
360niseko Snow Station Readings Disclaimer
The 360niseko’s snow station for the 2020-21 season is in Higashiyama at 200m *The Hirafu Gondola is at 305m. Please be aware that this new reading is NOT in Hirafu village but a few kilometers down the road. There is always a deviation how and where the snow falls – the area is famous for micro climates and mini weather patterns. Some days there may be 10cm in Annupuri and 25cm in Hanazono and vice versa – some days 30cm of fresh snowfall comes down everywhere!! Altitude plays a big part as well so please don’t take the 360niseko snow readings as being definitive – the readings are taken from what is outside our house on the ground.