Mt. Fuji peak turns snowless, may be due to recent typhoon | Inquirer Technology

Mt. Fuji peak turns snowless, may be due to recent typhoon

/ 07:55 PM October 31, 2017

“Rare Mt. Fuji without snow!” Image: Twitter/@ok2serebu

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.


How Mt. Fuji would normally look like. Image: stock photo

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.


“Heavy downpour due to a typhoon yesterday. Now the snow on Mt. Fuji has disappeared.” Image: Twitter/@rsm60038

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.

“Mt. Fuji turned yellow. Snow is spare on the mountain today.” Image: Twitter/@tenkunofuji

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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TOPICS: Fujiyama, japanese netizens, Mt. Fuji, snowcap, snowless, Typhoon
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