Climate in Chūgoku

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from eight measuring weather stations in Chūgoku.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 33 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from July to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Chūgoku
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the region of Chūgoku. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Chūgoku
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 12 rainy days, July offers the most number of rainy days, and in October the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Chūgoku
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 2.8 mm, the least rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Chūgoku

Most important cities in the region »Chūgoku«

Alone 2 major cities with over 700,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 300 km and over 180 km from north to south.

It consists of the five prefectures Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi.

CityPopulationGeo position
Hiroshima1,199,39134° 23' 47"N132° 27' 34"E
Okayama719,47434° 39' 42"N133° 56' 6"E
Kurashiki477,11834° 34' 60"N133° 46' 0"E
Fukuyama464,81134° 28' 60"N133° 22' 0"E
Shimonoseki268,51733° 57' 0"N130° 56' 60"E
Kure228,55234° 13' 56"N132° 33' 60"E
Matsue206,23035° 28' 20"N133° 3' 2"E
Yamaguchi197,42234° 11' 9"N131° 28' 17"E
Tottori193,71735° 30' 0"N134° 13' 60"E
Izumo171,93835° 22' 0"N132° 46' 0"E
Ube169,42933° 56' 35"N131° 15' 4"E
Yonago149,31335° 25' 60"N133° 19' 60"E
Onomichi138,62634° 25' 0"N133° 11' 60"E
Iwakuni136,75734° 9' 47"N132° 13' 12"E
Hofu115,94234° 2' 60"N131° 34' 0"E
Hatsukaichi114,90634° 21' 0"N132° 19' 60"E
Tokuyama104,67234° 2' 60"N131° 49' 0"E
Tsuyama103,74635° 3' 8"N133° 59' 56"E
Mihara96,19434° 23' 60"N133° 4' 60"E
Tamano67,78634° 28' 60"N133° 56' 60"E
Kasaoka58,46134° 30' 21"N133° 30' 14"E
Soja57,46934° 40' 31"N133° 45' 3"E
Kudamatsu52,77234° 0' 0"N131° 52' 0"E
Fuchucho50,74634° 34' 25"N133° 14' 6"E
Masuda48,57634° 40' 0"N131° 50' 60"E
Kurayoshi48,34735° 25' 60"N133° 49' 0"E
Hikari45,88533° 57' 18"N131° 56' 60"E
Hamada45,75034° 52' 60"N132° 4' 60"E
Onoda44,29534° 0' 5"N131° 11' 1"E
Hagi43,82634° 23' 60"N131° 25' 0"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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