Winter’s back

7 Mar

Yesterday (Sunday, March 6th) was a nice day and it was pretty warm. My wife and I went to 上野 (Ueno, Tokyo) and walked around (my kids stayed home and studied for their final exams this week).

Ueno train station (Tokyo, Japan)

It was so warm that I began to think that spring has come. But this morning I saw the weather forecast on TV that said it would be a cold and rainy day today…and from about 9:00AM – lunchtime, it would snow!

Tokyo's weather forecast for 2011 March 7 - 14.

The weather forecast was exactly right. It was quite cold today and it snowed all morning starting at about 9:00AM.

I’m happy to see that it’s not forecast to rain or snow anymore for the rest of the week. It’s be sunny most days…and start getting warmer again. Next Monday is forecast to have a high temperature of 16°C (about 61°F).

How’s the weather in your city now?

14 Responses to “Winter’s back”

  1. Sven March 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    I haven’t thought much of average temp, but it seems Stockholm is often 5 degrees below Tokyo!


    • tokyo5 March 11, 2011 at 1:15 am #

      >Stockholm is often 5 degrees below Tokyo!

      So the winter’s must be awfully cold…but the summer is comfortable, I guess then.


  2. cuteandcurls March 9, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    weather here is always cloudy and humid, come afternoon its heavy thunder showers…


    • tokyo5 March 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

      Do you get many thunder storms in winter? Japan (and Florida too) normally only gets thunder in the summer.


  3. bartman905 March 9, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    Still officially winter here in Toronto in the Great White North (Canada) … it warmed up a week ago, but there is still snow on the ground. Temperature is around -5C, but should warm up to 2-3C for the rest of week. Getting really sick of this winter weather!


    • tokyo5 March 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

      -5°C (about 23° F)! That’s cold! And it’s almost spring. How cold does it get there in the dead of winter??


  4. Sven March 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    In Stockholm, Sweden, spring is coming slowly. Melting temperature in daytime, but nights are still icy.


    • tokyo5 March 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

      My image of Sweden is extremely cold. Is that right?
      What are average winter (and summer) temperatures?


      • Sven March 9, 2011 at 2:37 am #

        Various. Can be very cold in winter and sometimes over 30C in summer. Difference between north and south too.


      • tokyo5 March 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

        >Difference between north and south too.

        How about in the part of Sweden where you live?


  5. Dan Elvins March 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    Its almost exactly the same as here, though Ihavent seen the weather for the past few days, but its generally been quite warm, almost looking asif its supposed to be spring.

    But today…I woke up at 6am to leave for work (usual time) just to see white frost everywhere, and it was freezing cold outside, i had to wear a hat again.


    • tokyo5 March 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

      You live in England, right?

      Does that weather normally fluctuate greatly this time of year there like it does here?


  6. Blue Shoe March 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    It’s been cold here since last week. Stupid 三寒四温! Wish spring would just arrive and stay.


    • tokyo5 March 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

      >It’s been cold here since last week.

      You live in Osaka, right? How cold is it there?

      >Stupid 三寒四温!

      「三寒四温」 (Fluctuating weather) is common for most parts of Japan at this time of year.
      Actually, by coincidence, I wrote a blog post titled 「三寒四温」 almost exactly a year ago.
      It’s here:


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