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Temperatures plummet across much of Japan

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Temperatures plunged across Japan on Tuesday with many areas experiencing their lowest temperatures so far this winter.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a lingering cold air mass sent the mercury to its lowest level in 80% of the nation. The lowest temperature on Tuesday morning was -25.8 degrees in Rikubetsu, Hokkaido, Fuji TV reported. It was so cold the phenomenon known as diamond dust (cloud composed of ice crystals) was observed.

Nagoya experienced its coldest morning of the winter with a low of -1.9 degrees, while Osaka had -0.5 degrees. The agency said temperatures dipped below 0 degrees at 721 of its monitoring posts.

Meanwhile, heavy snow continued to fall on the Hokuriku region and Hokkaido. Sukayu in Aomori Prefecture had recorded 361 cms by 10 a.m., while parts of Iwate Prefecture recorded 221 cms of snow.

The agency said the extreme cold on the Japan Sea coast is likely to continue until Thursday.

Light snow is also forecast for the Kanto region early Wednesday morning.

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Good morning -1 temperatures here in Yokohama this morning

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Colder here in Okinawa also - 16 C highest

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A bit colder than a few days ago, -14 degrees last night in Karuizawa, staying below 0 the whole day. Would be nice with some more snow. Seems this year is much less than last year, not only here but in the alps and Sea of Japan area as well.

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Also colder here in Okinawa 16 C highest

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Wow! It must be winter!

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Good day, -36,6 here in Vittangi, Sweden ;D

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It's still cold enough to shiver the timbers of Tokyo dwellers.

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I only hope I don't read about any more people falling off their roofs trying to clear them of snow.

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not cold here in Okayama

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-20 here in Chitose Hokkaido this morning.

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Temperatures plummet across much of Japan

More of that global warming ?

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I like the cold, makes one appreciate life when it becomes warmer.

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Time for a dip in the rotenburo!

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The lowest temperature on Tuesday morning was -25.8 degrees in Rikubetsu, Hokkaido, Fuji TV

Well if Wikipedia is anything to go by that is not really plummeting for that area of the country the average low is -20 degrees Celsius.

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More of that global warming ?

Don't think of it as global warming, more like climate change.

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Apparently spring in Japan usually comes early compere to many other parts of the world so extra cold winter in there is being compensate with early cherry blooms, spring flowers and fresh warm air.

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@James

"I like the cold. Makes one appreciate life when it becomes warmer."

Exactly! Nothing like a bit of a chill to make you feel really alive. Summer just melts my brain and makes me feel half-dead.

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Feels like fall in New England.

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30 c degrees here in Saraburi, Thailand. Nights are cool though. Much better than back home in Sai Village Aomori where the wind never dies down and my pipes freeze every night.

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28 degrees here in Singapore...

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Don't ask Green and Climate Change Advocates. They will say it’s proving of Global Warming.

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Give me a break. Complain when it get to -40 C. You guys should get a Polar Vortex if you want to complain about cold.

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I'm so jealous of you in Singapore!!! It's -2 here in Gunma.

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26C and sunny in these beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Low-medium humidity. Dont mean to rub it in ;)

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Meanwhile, for a change, continental America is experiencing higher than normal temps, after last week's freezer. Must be global warming.

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