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Temperatures plunge in many parts of Japan as chill sets in

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Temperatures plunged across many parts of Japan on Tuesday as a cold air mass moved in over the Kanto area, Hokuriku and northern Japan.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, temperatures in Hokkaido fell to the average for January, while the Kanto region experienced temperatures average for early December. In Tokyo, the mercury was 7.9 degrees at 7 a.m.

In Hokkaido, the mercury fell to 12.8 degrees below zero in Kamikawa, the norm for January.

Aomori had its first snowfall of the season, with 18 cms falling as of 12 noon, while Hakodate in Hokkaido recorded 23 cms of snow.

In the Kanto area, the lowest temperature was 0.5 degrees in Utsunomiya,Tochigi Prefecture. Parts of Ibaraki and Gunma prefectures had their first frost of the season on Tuesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency said the chilly weather is likely to last until Nov 14.

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Brrrr... tempted to light the stove, but if this is going to be over by the 14th I think with warm clothes this is still survivable.

A small mercy, but luckily it is still relatively warm over there in the Philippines.

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Last night was colder in Tokyo, I think. I left a restaurant about 8 p.m. and there was an icy wind that just seemed to go through you. Everybody on the sidewalk was shivering because nobody thought to wear overcoats yesterday.

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Breaking news: winter is cold

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"winter is cold"

Heck, autumn has just set in! A few weeks ago it was still hot and humid!

Mother Nature just does what she wants.

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winter is coming

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Looks like the cycle commute season is over here in Hokkaido.

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Wait for predictions of power shortages from the nuclear power plant utilities and fears of people freezing to death…they are getting desperate to re-start them.

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Wish I could hibernate until the hanami season.

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even before this chill, there were already people in winter coats and scarves. i couldn't believe it. what will they do when winter actually arrives?

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Okinawa is nice this time of year.

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From too hot to too cold didn't take long this year eh.

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I feel like Game of Thrones..... "The Winter is Coming"!!!!

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@wanderlust

Wait for predictions of power shortages from the nuclear power plant utilities and fears of people freezing to death…they are getting desperate to re-start them.

As far as I remember, we had no such problems last year, no shortages, no black-outs. Even during the extra hot summer, we had NO problems ! On top of everything else, this is certainly NO time to start up any of the nuclear plants - "experts" are supposed to be doing an extremely dangerous job right now - let's not make it even more dangerous !

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Luv it!

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October Canada ....beginning ! I'm liking it !

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More trouble for Abe's Japan?

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I prefer -16 at 6:00 AM in Iowa to 36 at 6 AM in Japan.

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oh how i would love to be in Aomori right now.

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What in Sam Hill? It went from 30C to this in 30 days... A one month autumn (by many standards)!

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Confirmation that Japan has 4 seasons.

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@SimondB - no, only two seasons. confirmation - only HOT and COLD

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It's not cold, sillygirl; This is chilly. It's cold once the ground has hardened down to 30cm. Put on a sweater and long pants instead of a tubetop and miniskirt.

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Hey, I like the cold. I hate the hot. I just wish autumn was a little longer than 5 minutes.

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