Tokyo snow

Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

Tokyo is experiencing its first November snowfall in 54 years.

Residents of the Japanese capital were taken by surprise, as the temperatures around this time of the year usually range from 10C to 17C.

It is the first time fallen snow has been seen on the ground in Tokyo in November since records started to be taken in 1875.

The snow, caused by an unusual cold front over the city, caused slight delays on public transport

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) also warned of possible icy roads, snow on electric wires and trees, and the collapse of plastic greenhouses, according to the Japan Times.

A woman walks through snow in Tokyo

Pedestrians are heading to work in snowfall during the early morning hours in Tokyo on November 24, 2016

Snow outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Women in traditional costume walk in Asakusa district, Tokyo


Source: BBC