Climate in Tōhoku

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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

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Tōhoku is one of the coldest regions in Japan with an average daily high temperature of only 16 degrees. The climate is varied and offers seasons with strong winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm up here. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Sunshine hours per day
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 Tōhoku. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 15 rain days, December offers the most rain days, while June has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
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 2.5 mm, the least amount of rain falls in February. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Tōhoku

Most important cities in the region »Tōhoku«

Alone 2 major cities with over 1,000,000 inhabitants are located here. The region has a west-east extension of about 180 km and over 470 km from north to south.

It consists of the six prefectures Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi and Yamagata.

CityPopulationGeo position
Sendai1,096,70438° 15' 27"N140° 52' 0"E
Sendai1,063,10338° 16' 8"N140° 52' 19"E
Iwaki332,93137° 2' 60"N140° 52' 60"E
Koriyama327,69237° 23' 60"N140° 22' 60"E
Akita315,81439° 43' 5"N140° 6' 12"E
Akita307,67239° 43' 0"N140° 7' 0"E
Morioka289,73139° 42' 13"N141° 9' 9"E
Fukushima282,69337° 45' 0"N140° 28' 4"E
Aomori275,19240° 49' 28"N140° 44' 24"E
Yamagata247,59038° 14' 26"N140° 21' 48"E
Hachinohe223,41540° 30' 0"N141° 30' 0"E
Hirosaki168,46640° 35' 35"N140° 28' 21"E
Ishinomaki140,15138° 25' 0"N141° 18' 0"E
Tsuruoka122,34738° 43' 18"N139° 49' 18"E
Ichinoseki111,93238° 55' 0"N141° 7' 60"E
Sakata100,27338° 55' 0"N139° 51' 18"E
Hanamaki97,70239° 22' 60"N141° 7' 0"E
Yonezawa94,48637° 54' 36"N140° 7' 0"E
Kitakami93,85439° 16' 60"N141° 7' 0"E
Furukawa76,31238° 34' 18"N140° 57' 20"E
Sukagawa68,79037° 16' 60"N140° 22' 60"E
Tendo65,39338° 21' 13"N140° 22' 11"E
Odate64,54340° 16' 18"N140° 33' 27"E
Mizusawa61,28139° 7' 60"N141° 7' 60"E
Shiogama59,52638° 19' 0"N141° 1' 60"E
Miyako51,72139° 38' 49"N141° 56' 26"E
Noshiromachi51,07940° 12' 14"N140° 2' 22"E
Mutsu49,22041° 17' 22"N141° 13' 1"E
Goshogawara49,11040° 48' 16"N140° 26' 29"E
Higashine45,77938° 26' 20"N140° 24' 2"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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