*0.1cm or more has fallen in the last 24 hours in Niseko. At 7:00 today the temperature was 1°C. Cold temperatures have returned and it has been a mix of rain and wet snow at village level. There should be some base building higher up on the mountain. There is snow in the forecast for the next few days before a warm spike in the temperatures mid week. The waiting game continues.
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.