The Japan Meteorological Agency announced the long-term forecast from February on the 24th.

The area around Japan is expected to be susceptible to cold weather next month, and it is necessary to continue to be cautious of heavy snow, especially on the Sea of ​​Japan side.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, next month's average temperature is expected to be "almost normal" nationwide.

On the other hand, the prevailing westerly winds meander slightly to the south near Japan, making the whole country vulnerable to cold weather and continuing to be cautious of heavy snow, especially on the Sea of ​​Japan side.

The announcement also touched on the forecast for the weather for the next week, saying that around the 28th of this month, the winter-type pressure pattern will strengthen again, and there is a risk of heavy snowfall centering on the Sea of ​​Japan side from northern Japan to western Japan.

Takafumi Umeda, director of the Japan Meteorological Agency's Abnormal Weather Information Center, said, ``There is a possibility that the amount of snow will increase due to the intermittent cold air. I want you to put the point in the corner of your head that it may be prolonged."

On the other hand, from March onwards, it means that it will be less affected by cold weather in various places.

The average temperature in March is expected to be "normal or higher" in northern Japan and eastern Japan, and "almost normal" in western Japan and Okinawa/Amami.