Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

A man stands near the gate in the snow at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Tokyo residents have woken up to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.

Tokyo experienced its first November snowfall in 54 years on Thursday, BBC reports.


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


The snow was caused by an unusual cold front over the city, but above-freezing temperatures kept the snow from sticking.


The unexpected weather meant longer commuting trips because of public transport delays.


The Japan Meteorological Agency also warned of possible icy roads, snow on electric wires and trees, and the collapse of plastic greenhouses.