Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

  • Weather Forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at 1220 m altitude issued: 8 pm03 Dec 2016 (local time)  
Ski Japan - Yamagata

Yamagata Zao Onsen Snow Forecast

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Days 0-3 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 3.0mm) on Sun night Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Tue morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Sun morning, min -7°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sun night, severe gales from the WNW by Tue morning).

Days 4-6 Yamagata Zao Onsen Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow on Thu morning. Freezing level rising with drizzle on Fri morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Fri morning, min -7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (gales from the W on Wed night, light winds from the SSW by Thu night).
SatSunday 4Monday 5Tuesday 6Wednesday 7Thursday 8Fri
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clear
clear
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rain showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
moderate snow
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
rain showers
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km/h
Wind (km/h)
20 SW20
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
10 SSE10
50 WNW50
50 W50
60 WSW60
65 NW65
80 WNW80
65 WNW65
25 W25
25 SSW25
55 WSW55
50 NW50
50 WNW50
15 SSW15
45 SSW45
55 WSW55
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Snow cm
------261---121---
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Rain mm
---2-1----------1-
max°C
Max °C
5777335-2-7-5-211-2-4043
min°C
Min °C
3675331-5-7-7-400-4-4-431
chill°C
WChill°C
-1240-4-4-8-17-20-19-11-6-9-14-13-10-4-8
Humid.%623531539693779791928457568989657365
Freezing level (m)21002300245021501900180019509504003507501150150090070075017501600
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Sunrise-6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43-
Sunset--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17--4:17

Other resorts in Japan - Yamagata are reporting: powder (0) / good piste (0)

The above table gives the weather forecast for Yamagata Zao Onsen at the specific elevation of 1220 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Yamagata Zao Onsen. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Japan.

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Visitor Reviews of Yamagata Zao Onsen

Tony Brown from Australia writes:

I have skied at Zao 5~6 times since 1984. It is a resort with a great traditional village atmosphere, hot springs and skiing for everyone. The snow monsters look fantastic, however opportunities for skiing amongst them are for advanced skiers only. Most people just stick to the groomed runs. The thing I like most is the ski-in ski-out accommodation options and proximity of the whole village to the lifts. The only draw back is the toll road costs from Yamagata, but if staying at Zao you only pay once. The other negative is that there is a bit of a traverse between some lifts but this is only a minor gripe and won't trouble good skiers. The big bonus is the snow quality, varied terrain and different aspects offering sheltered runs depending on wind direction. The government run Minshiku Ryuzanso is only 50m from the Chuo (middle) gondola and at 8,000 yen per night including 2 meals can't be beat. It also has its own onsen. The manager Furukawa san is still there (2008) and very helpful for foreigners. Highly recommended.

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