The Japanese capital Tokyo has been hit by its first November snow in 54 years on last Tuesday. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was 1962.
The snow was wet and heavy, and the ground temperature remained above freezing which kept the snow from settling in most places. However, it did accumulate on pavements and cars in Tokyo’s far western suburbs.
According to Reuters, more than 100 people were injured due to slipping or sliding on the unseasonal snow, but those who managed to stay upright got busy sharing the moment on social media.
Buses and trains were delayed by the unusual snowfall but local media reports that tourists were more than happy to see the change in weather.
November temperatures in Tokyo usually average between 9 and 15 degrees Celsius in November (48-59 degrees Fahrenheit) but on Thursday they dropped close to zero degrees Celsius (or 32 degrees Fahrenheit).
Temperatures are now rising in the capital and no more snow is expected to fall.