Rain in the village and light snow for the top half of the resort overnight looking to continue throughout the rest of the day. The resort is covered in thick cloud, visibility is poor above the 1000metre level.
Winds are very strong, up to 50km/h at the top currently forcing the top lift's closure.
The freezing level is dropping even further today and tonight, down to 750metres with more snow expected today and tonight.
It is a fairly bright but cloudy morning. Temperatures only dipped to around 8 degrees last night and already at around 15 degrees now, so farily it is fairly warm. Kagura, Naeba and Gala all open as they intended to be this morning.
It is looking likely that the next few days will be fine and sunny with warm temperatures. Read more ...