Niseko Grand Hirafu ↑43° ↓41° Forecast:   0" Base:   0"
All Maps
{STATION_DATA_VAR}
Akabane 1 mi

Akabane
Yokone 1 mi

Yokone
Today's Forecast
↑43° ↓41°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds NE 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to NE 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 26th
↑49° ↓37°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑99%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW 35 to 47 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 38 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 27th
↑44° ↓35°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds W 22 to 34 mph through the morning becoming W 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 28th
↑46° ↓36°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↓30% / ↑56%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 21 to 33 mph through the morning shifting to SW 28 to 40 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 29th
↑56° ↓44°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓42° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
None expected today.
None expected today.
Winds. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 45 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 30th
↑58° ↓47°
forecast icon
  • Dewpoint↓46° / ↑39°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible throughout the day.
None expected.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds. Wind chill expected to be 36 to 48 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update13 Nov @ 06:11
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation1,700ft
  • Base Elevation1,350ft
  • Vertical Drop350ft
  • Longest Trail14.29 miles
  • Trails0 of 16
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 7 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
Niseko Annupiri
Niseko Annupiri
Niseko Hanazono
Niseko Hanazono
Contact
  • No Contact Information Available.
Location
  • Country: Japan
World Extended Outlook - Olympic Games Special Forecasts!
February 09, 2018 

(OLD FORECAST FROM JAN 18) -"Leading up to the Feb 9 to Feb 25, 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, we see the pattern changing to deliver a better winter with better base depths and snow conditions as the pattern is looking busy for the remainder of January, with much more snow toward the last days of January. Early February should continue this busy and unsettled pattern, to set up for great conditions at the Olympic games! Stay tuned here for updates, and any requests can be sent to chris@snowforecast.com!"

2018 Winter Olympics PyeongChang South Korea-->
https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/index (games website)
- It looks like a cold weekend leading into the games, with some light snow expected on Sunday (also one of the coldest days), cold and clearing Monday, mostly sunny and warmer on Tuesday, then clouds increase on a warmer Wednesday as a storm system approaches, with a shot of light snow on Thursday, then a stronger system moves through for next weekend, with heavier snow expected off and on for 2 -3 days (Fri-Sun, 16th-18th).

Here is a look at the expected jet stream pattern across South Korea  this weekend...



LONGER RANGE - For the last week of the Olympic games, expect mostly unsettled and mostly colder than or near average (= cold) weather, with occasional snowfalls, some significant. More detail is coming in the next update.

Screen Shot 2018-02-09 at 2.31.35 AM

-->(Southern Hemi forecast discussions are coming soon, email us at chris@snowforecast.com with any requests!)

Chile/ Argentina - It looks like high pressure ridging holds across the region, especially north (some showers and low pressure hit Patagonia ands areas nearby on a frequent basis). Fair skies are expected for the most part, with dry air and large differences between day and night temperatures.
Australia and New Zealand - CURRENT - Mostly fair and cool across Australia, and showery and cool for New Zealand, with some light snow for the resort areas as a low pressure trough sits across the area, and high pressure ridging builds into Auatralia from the west.
Monday and Tuesday - A weak low pressure system moves through Australia first with some light showers on Monday (fair Tuesday), then moves into New Zealand, increasing shower potential there.
Wednesday through Friday - A strong and unseasonably cold low pressure system moves through Australia with showers in valley areas, and significant snow for the mountain areas. New Zealand continues cloudy mixed with some sun, and mostly light showers at times.
Saturday and Sunday - The strong/ unseasonably cold low pressure system moving out of Australia moves into New Zealand with showers in valley areas, and light to moderate snow for the mountain areas, especially to the South Island.
LONGER RANGE (AU/ NZ) - Just after the 5th and through the 10th, we expect a very unseasonably cold and strong low pressure system to affect Australia aned New Zealand, with late season significant snowfall possible, especially to South Island New Zealand resort areas. CM

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑43° / ↓41°
iconWinds: NE 6 to 15 mph, then NE 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑43° / ↓41°
Sky
Overcast through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds NE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 30 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑43° / ↓41°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑49° / ↓37°
iconWinds: NW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 35 to 47 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑43° / ↓37°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑49° / ↓43°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 35 to 47 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be 30 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑44° / ↓35°
iconWinds: W 22 to 34 mph, then W 20 to 32 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑44° / ↓35°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑36° / ↓35°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑46° / ↓36°
iconWinds: SW 21 to 33 mph, then SW 28 to 40 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑46° / ↓36°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑46° / ↓43°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 28 to 40 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑56° / ↓44°
iconWinds: variable to mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑56° / ↓44°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 45 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑56° / ↓51°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 39 to 45 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑58° / ↓47°
iconWinds: variable to mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
icon

AM

icon
↑58° / ↓50°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Morning thunderstorms possible.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 37 to 48 degrees through the morning.

PM

icon
↑57° / ↓47°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms possible through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 36 to 48 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,176ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature42°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature41°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature40°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart
Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature55°
  • Soil Low Temperature42°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
chart