While in North Korea, extreme -35°C in mountainous regions are at Christmas 2021 expected /will be updated in the next days), Hokkaido, Japan, experienced in the last period / will be experiencing at the weekend with anomalous, up to 1-meter snowfall. The first snow already received Seoul, South Korea, too.
Meanwhile, in Fuji, Japan, the minimum temperature around 19. December 2021 dropped to -28,2°C.
Up to 63 cm of snow fell in Minakami Town, Gunma Prefecture, 55 cm in Shinano Town, Nagano Prefecture, and 52 cm in the metropolitan city of Sapporo, Hokkaido.
In Shumarinai, Horokanai-cho, Hokkaido, the snowfall exceeded 1 meter, already, for the first time this season, and local residents are busy removing snow.
Moreover, 18-35 inches (up to 1 meter) of snow is forecast For Hakuba Valley, Japan already at the weekend 25.-26. December 2021.
According to wxhcarts.com, the temperature in 850 hPa will fall around 25. December 00Z in northern North Korea into the interval -25/-30°C, with a possibility of minimum temperatures only -30/-35°C in basins and valleys.
All Japan until 26. December evening, will flood extremely cold air -10/-15°C in 850 hPa, in northern Hokkaido almost -20°C in 850 hPa, with severe frosts up to -25°C, maybe very rarely -30°C in valleys.
Very cold weather is forecast in South Korea, too, where the first snowfall in Seoul appeared the last weekend.
In North Korea, frosts should be life-threatening for the population.
Mkweather will be watching the situation and in the next period bring news about measured minimum temperatures and extreme snowfall.
Minimum temperatures at the weekend. Source. wxcharts.com