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Climate and weather of Japan



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Climate

 
Japan has a temperate climate with four seasons.

Temperatures are higher in the south (10° in January, 30° in August) than in the north (0° in January and 25° in August). Rainfall varies from 1 300 mm per year on the east coast to 1 800 mm per year on the west coast. Cyclones regularly reach the coasts in August, September and October.

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are low (0° in the north, 10° in the south). Rainfall is low in the south and snowfalls are very high in the north.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise steadily to 16° in the north and 24° in the south. Rainfall is low in the north and high in the south.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 25° in the north and 30° in the south (they are lower in the central mountains). Rainfall is abundant.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures drop progressively (20° in September, 15° in October and 10° in November in the north ; 25° in September, 20° in October and 15° in November in the south) and rainfall is high.

 When to go to Japan (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Japan is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Tokyo (Capital of Japan)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
12°
18°
22°
25°
min
10°
14°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
31°
26°
21°
16°
12°
min
22°
23°
20°
14°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
60
100
120
140
180
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
120
150
180
160
90
40

Sapporo

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-1°
-1°
11°
17°
21°
min
-9°
-8°
-4°
12°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
26°
21°
15°
min
16°
18°
12°
-5°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
100
90
80
60
50
60
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
70
140
130
110
100
100

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Japan are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Japan weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Japan, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east and by the Sea of Japan to the west. The Japanese islands are located east of Russia, China, North Korea and South Korea.

Capital: Tokyo
Area: 380 000 kmē
Population: 127 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Japanese
Currency: Yen

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