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Usual weather in Chugoku

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Chugoku? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Chugoku

Chugoku is part of Japan. The climate of Japan is very varied. The weather is tropical in south, but it is cool temperate in north. Most parts of Japan belong to the temperate zone, the climate here is humid subtropical with four distinct seasons. You can expect cool humid weather in the north, but warm tropical rainforest climate in the south.

When speaking about the usual weather in this area, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Asakuchi, Bizen, Daisen, Fukuyama, Gotsu, Hagi, Hamada, Hatsukaichi, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima, Hofu, Hokuei, Ibara, Inujima, Iwakuni, Iwami, Izumo, Kasaoka, Kumenan, Kurashiki, Kurayoshi, Kure, Masuda, Matsue, Mihara, Mine, Misasa, Miyajima, Miyoshi, Nagi, Niimi, Oda, Okayama, Onomichi, Sakai Minato, Sanyo Onoda, Shimane, Shimonoseki, Shinjo, Shiraishi Island, Shunan, Soja, Takahashi, Tamano, Tottori, Tsuwano, Tsuyama, Ube, Yamaguchi, Yanai, Yasugi, Yonago, Yunotsu, Yurihama, Ōkunoshima.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around Fukuyama and in many other cities. The warmest month here is August, the average maximum temperature is 33.3 ℃ (91.94 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 9.2 ℃ (48.56 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -0.3 ℃ (31.46 ℉).

When travelling around Chugoku, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. We should remind you, that the highest point in Japan is Mount Fuji (3776 m) and the lowest point is Hachiro-gata (-4 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Chugoku. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

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


January

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in January is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in January is 9.2 ℃ (48.56 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -0.3 ℃ (31.46 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.7 ℃ (51.26 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.4 ℃ (48.92 ℉). The average rainfall is 33.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:53 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:06 and at the end of the month 10:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in February is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in February is 9.6 ℃ (49.28 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 0.1 ℃ (32.18 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 9.4 ℃ (48.92 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.45 ℃ (52.61 ℉). The average rainfall is 46.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:55 and at the end of the month 11:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in March is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in March is 13.3 ℃ (55.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 2.5 ℃ (36.5 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11.45 ℃ (52.61 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). The average rainfall is 70 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:58 and at the end of the month 12:31.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in April is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in April is 18.7 ℃ (65.66 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 8.1 ℃ (46.58 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 16 ℃ (60.8 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.15 ℃ (70.07 ℉). The average rainfall is 112.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:31 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:02 and at the end of the month 13:32.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in May is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in May is 23.6 ℃ (74.48 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.1 ℃ (55.58 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 21.15 ℃ (70.07 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.4 ℃ (77.72 ℉). The average rainfall is 116.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:32 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:57 and at the end of the month 14:16.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in June is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in June is 27.2 ℃ (80.96 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 17.9 ℃ (64.22 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.4 ℃ (77.72 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). The average rainfall is 202.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:16 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:26 and at the end of the month 14:26.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in July is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in July is 31 ℃ (87.8 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 22.7 ℃ (72.86 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). At the end of July you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.15 ℃ (89.87 ℉). The average rainfall is 167.5 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:26 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:15 and at the end of the month 13:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in August is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in August is 33.3 ℃ (91.94 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 24 ℃ (75.2 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 32.15 ℃ (89.87 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). The average rainfall is 90.1 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:31 and at the end of the month 13:01.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in September is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in September is 29.1 ℃ (84.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 19.3 ℃ (66.74 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 31.2 ℃ (88.16 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.15 ℃ (79.07 ℉). The average rainfall is 165.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:01 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:30 and at the end of the month 11:58.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in October is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in October is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 26.15 ℃ (79.07 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.15 ℃ (68.27 ℉). The average rainfall is 90.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:58 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:26 and at the end of the month 10:56.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in November is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in November is 17.1 ℃ (62.78 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 6.7 ℃ (44.06 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 20.15 ℃ (68.27 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.65 ℃ (58.37 ℉). The average rainfall is 55.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:56 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:28 and at the end of the month 10:06.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Chugoku in December is this: The average highest temperature in Chugoku in December is 12.2 ℃ (53.96 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 14.65 ℃ (58.37 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 10.7 ℃ (51.26 ℉). The average rainfall is 25.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:06 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:53 and at the end of the month 9:51.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Chugoku in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Matsuetemperature: 6.9 ℃ (44.42 ℉)highest temperature: 11.2 ℃ (52.16 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉)rainfall: 140.7mmrainy days: -
Yonagotemperature: 7.3 ℃ (45.14 ℉)highest temperature: 11.1 ℃ (51.98 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.3 ℃ (37.94 ℉)rainfall: 127.4mmrainy days: -
Tottoritemperature: 7.2 ℃ (44.96 ℉)highest temperature: 11.7 ℃ (53.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.3 ℃ (37.94 ℉)rainfall: 168.8mmrainy days: -
Hagitemperature: 8 ℃ (46.4 ℉)highest temperature: 11.9 ℃ (53.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.6 ℃ (40.28 ℉)rainfall: 76.3mmrainy days: -
Hamadatemperature: 9 ℃ (48.2 ℉)highest temperature: 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉)lowest temperature: 5.5 ℃ (41.9 ℉)rainfall: 112.1mmrainy days: -
Tsuyamatemperature: 4.2 ℃ (39.56 ℉)highest temperature: 10.4 ℃ (50.72 ℉)lowest temperature: -0.1 ℃ (31.82 ℉)rainfall: 35.6mmrainy days: -
Shimonosekitemperature: 9.2 ℃ (48.56 ℉)highest temperature: 11.9 ℃ (53.42 ℉)lowest temperature: 6.6 ℃ (43.88 ℉)rainfall: 57.6mmrainy days: -
Hiroshimatemperature: 7.2 ℃ (44.96 ℉)highest temperature: 12.1 ℃ (53.78 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.1 ℃ (37.58 ℉)rainfall: 38.1mmrainy days: -
Kuretemperature: 8.4 ℃ (47.12 ℉)highest temperature: 12.3 ℃ (54.14 ℉)lowest temperature: 4.6 ℃ (40.28 ℉)rainfall: 36mmrainy days: -
Fukuyamatemperature: 6.4 ℃ (43.52 ℉)highest temperature: 12.2 ℃ (53.96 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉)rainfall: 25.9mmrainy days: -
Okayamatemperature: 7.5 ℃ (45.5 ℉)highest temperature: 11.7 ℃ (53.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 3.2 ℃ (37.76 ℉)rainfall: 18.4mmrainy days: -
Yamaguchitemperature: 6.2 ℃ (43.16 ℉)highest temperature: 11.7 ℃ (53.06 ℉)lowest temperature: 1.7 ℃ (35.06 ℉)rainfall: 54.3mmrainy days: -




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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