Tokyo shivers in sub-zero temperatures at weekend

World | 11 Feb 2019 10:43 am

A cold snap hit Tokyo and its surrounding areas Saturday, causing cancellations of more than 100 domestic flights to and from the capital.

Japan Airlines Co and All Nippon Airways Co. canceled more than 100 flights Saturday into and out of Haneda and Narita airports servicing the capital, Japan Times reports.

At Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture, the operator closed one runway to clear it of snow.

Snowfall of up to two centimeters was observed in parts of Chiba.

The temperature in central Tokyo registered half a degree Celsius below zero at 7 a.m. and snow fell for a few hours. But the snow turned into cold rain by early afternoon. -Photo: Kyodo

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