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Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast
10 months ago

Ski resorts on edge as Japan weather bureau releases El Nino-affected winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its seasonal forecast for the 2023/24 winter season (December-February), and the numbers aren’t likely to impress the snowsports community.

While last year’s ski …
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How have Japan’s ski resorts fared so far this season?
2 years ago

How have Japan’s ski resorts fared so far this season?

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There’s been a lot hype around this ski season, and it’s hardly a surprise. Tourists were locked out of Japan for the better part of three years, and have endured …
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Japan’s weather bureau predicts above average snowfall in La Niña-affected 22/23 winter
2 years ago

Japan’s weather bureau predicts above average snowfall in La Niña-affected 22/23 winter

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Last week we heard that Japan might be days away from announcing a game-changing tourism update, this week the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has predicted a snowier than average 2022/23 …
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Japan’s 2021/22 winter forecast: are we in for another epic season?
3 years ago

Japan’s 2021/22 winter forecast: are we in for another epic season?

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The release of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) winter forecast has become an annual reminder for us that the ski season is just around the corner. And after last year’s …
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Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news for some and a concern for others
4 years ago

Japan’s 2020/21 winter forecast is good news for some and a concern for others

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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released its forecast for the 2020/21 winter season, indicating that above average snowfall and colder than average temperatures are a likely outcome for resorts …
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Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast
6 years ago

Japanese weather bureau releases long-term winter forecast

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The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued its seasonal forecast for winter 2018/19, covering December 2018–February 2019. After a 2017/18 winter that was considered once of the best in recent history, …
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Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm
7 years ago

Heavy snowfall shuts Narita Airport as Japan braces for 9-day storm

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“Japanuary” is living up to its name, with ski resorts around the country set to benefit from snowstorms that have closed two runways at Narita Airport and prompted Japan’s Meteorological …
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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
7 years ago

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season

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Niseko is expected to receive up to 120 cm of snow over the next seven days, in what will likely be one of the strongest starts to the season in …
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A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer
7 years ago

A big Japanese winter ahead? This local tip may hold the answer

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The mountains around Yuzawa are currently covered in their fall colours. It is a great display every year due to the many different types of trees, and brings plenty of …
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