Residents of the Japanese capital were taken by surprise, as the temperatures around this time of the year usually range from 10C to 17C. The snow, caused by an unusual cold front over the city, caused slight delays on public transport.
The first snowfall – which is called “hatsuyuki” – arrived 40 days earlier than average, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reports. Tokyo last saw November snow in 1962, though in that year it did not accumulate on the ground.
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