Mt. Fuji gets season’s 1st snowcap, 5 days later than last year


Mt. Fuji sported its first snowcap of the season on Thursday, five days later than last year and three days later than an average year, a local weather agency said.

An official of the Kofu Local Meteorological Observatory in Yamanashi Prefecture observed a layer of snow on the summit of the 3,776-meter mountain around 7:30 a.m.

The observatory said snowfall was brought by clouds hovering over Japan’s highest peak due to a low-pressure system from late Tuesday night into Wednesday.

At 4 a.m. Thursday, the temperature near the mountain’s peak fell to minus 2.5 C, according to the Japan Meteorolo...

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