The best times to visit Abashiri for ideal weather are

May 28th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Abashiri Travel Info

Weather in Abashiri


Average temperatures in Abashiri vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Abashiri, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 77.1°F (25.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.6°F (18.1°C) at night.

Abashiri Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Abashiri Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Abashiri Perceived Temperature (F)


Abashiri Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Abashiri Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 27.8 22.4 14.2
Feb 29 22.9 14.1
Mar 36.8 30.4 23.2
Apr 48.9 40.5 32.7
May 57.3 48.2 40.9
Jun 65 57.2 50.7
Jul 71.2 64.2 58.4
Aug 74.9 68.2 62.5
Sep 70.6 63.1 56.4
Oct 59.1 51.7 43.8
Nov 45.8 39.6 32.7
Dec 34.4 29.1 21.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -2.3 -5.3 -9.9
Feb -1.7 -5.1 -9.9
Mar 2.7 -0.9 -4.9
Apr 9.4 4.7 0.4
May 14.1 9 4.9
Jun 18.3 14 10.4
Jul 21.8 17.9 14.7
Aug 23.8 20.1 16.9
Sep 21.4 17.3 13.6
Oct 15.1 10.9 6.6
Nov 7.7 4.2 0.4
Dec 1.3 -1.6 -5.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Abashiri are March, April, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Abashiri? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Abashiri is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Abashiri.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Abashiri (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 13 3.1
Feb 20% 20.1 2
Mar 15% 13.9 1.5
Apr 18% 3.3 3.1
May 26% 0 3.3
Jun 19% 0 2.9
Jul 24% 0 3.3
Aug 24% 0 4.5
Sep 25% 0 4.7
Oct 22% 0 3.5
Nov 23% 2.6 2.5
Dec 28% 4.6 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 33 7.9
Feb 20 51.1 5.1
Mar 15 35.3 3.8
Apr 18 8.4 7.9
May 26 0 8.4
Jun 19 0 7.4
Jul 24 0 8.4
Aug 24 0 11.4
Sep 25 0 11.9
Oct 22 0 8.9
Nov 23 6.6 6.4
Dec 28 11.7 11.2


Humidity and Wind

Abashiri has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (56.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (77%).

Wind in Abashiri is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and February. January’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Abashiri.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.5 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Mar 6.8 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Apr 6.9 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Jun 4.5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 8.7 Significant breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 10.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.2%
Feb 61.8%
Mar 60.2%
Apr 56.5%
May 68.1%
Jun 74.6%
Jul 77%
Aug 76%
Sep 70.1%
Oct 60.9%
Nov 59.3%
Dec 59.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Abashiri?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are regional travel advisories for Japan; exercise normal security precautions and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 01, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Abashiri, Japan is January, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Abashiri in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 73.3 in December means 73.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Abashiri Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.9°F (16.1°C) and 30.8°F (-0.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Abashiri, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 40°F (4.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Abashiri to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38°F (3.3°C) and 25.9°F (-3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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