Mt. Fuji peak turns snowless, may be due to recent typhoon
Japanese netizens are buzzing about the currently snowless peak of the country’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji.
The mountain has been known for the constant blanket of snow covering its peak. Although the amount of snow does vary throughout the year, the mountain completely losing its white snowcap looks unusual.
Japanese Twitter users were shocked to discover Mt. Fuji completely barren of its white peak. The cause may have been the typhoon which passed through eastern Japan not too long ago, reports Livedoor News via SoraNews24.
Netizens took photos of the “naked” Mt. Fuji and shared it on social media.
Due to the mountain’s height, weather conditions at the peak could also vary. The photo below was shot from a different angle at the Yamanishi Prefecture’s Fujiyoshida City.
While still appearing barren, clouds at the peak may indicate the slow return of the famous mountain’s snowcap, as the weather gets colder and typhoons become less frequent in the next months. Alfred Bayle/JB
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