Snow and weather reports posted on Monday 12th April 2021
Friday 10th October 2008, 10:21am
Earlier this week we had a few wet days but yesterday was quite warm and the sun was it, making for a very pleasant autumn day. This morning started off grey and cloudy but as the day progresses the sun has appeared and clouds moving on and it will be another fine day with a top temperature of around 23 degrees in Yuzawa.
Tomorrow will be a different story though with much lower temperatures and rain forecast for the day. From Sunday it looks like we might get fine weather returning to the region.
Hello and welcome back to the Shiga Kogen Now reports. We hope you had a good summer. It was hot in Japan but we had things cooler up here in Shiga Kogen. Since then though temperatures have dropped further and in early mornings and evenings now things can get quite cold.
Not to complain though - we are just about hitting the period of the year where the leaves on the trees turn to spectacular colors and there are some fantastic views now on clear sunny days - like today. This year the koyou seems to be particularly good, perhaps due to the sudden drop in temperatures we saw last month. There may not be any snow, but round about now is a great time to be in Shiga Kogen.
A few weeks ago we also saw the first snow of the season up on the top part of Yokoteyama. Good to see that first sprinkling, though of course it is early yet.
We'll be bringing you updates to this page every so often in the run up to the season, and then of course daily info once the snow appears and the season gets underway (which should be sometime in early/mid December). Read more ...