Monday, 14th February 2011
In Weather In Japan,
Japanese snow forecasts continue
Japan's Metrological Agency has warned that further snow is expected to fall in many areas of Japan and could cause additional disruption for travellers.
Kyodo News reports that Friday night saw the city of Osaka covered in snow for the first time since 2008 and this lead to the closure of roads across Osaka Prefecture and Shikoku because of concerns over possible accidents.
Train services on the JR Wakayama Line were also suspended for a short period after snow caused a fault at the Takada Station in Nara Prefecture. The technical problems caused a number of trains to be cancelled and delayed services across Western Japan.
The agency confirmed that Osaka had 5cm of snow fall by Friday afternoon, while Nara had 11cm and 5cm fell in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.
Meanwhile, data has concluded that 2010 was the second warmest year on record for Japan.
Written by Susan Ballion.