*2.5cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 6:30 today the temperature was 0°C. Winter has seemingly arrived with a decent coverage down to village level falling from the early hours. A strong cold front move into the region late last night delivering the white stuff. Currently overcast and windy with sporadic snowfall. The snow shouldn’t last long at village level with rain and moderate temperatures forecast but the base will hopefully start building on the mountain especially at higher elevations. The temperature is set to slowly decrease throughout the week before more snowfall returns Sunday night. If it dumps again we will report it 😉
Useful information from other places
- JMA’s six hour precipitation forecast, possibly the most accurate weather map
- Snow Forecast 6 day weather summary
- The latest Niseko avalanche report
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.