The best times to visit Amami for ideal weather are

October 8th to June 3rd

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

 

 


Other Amami Travel Info

Weather in Amami

Temperature

Average temperatures in Amami vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 42nd 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 Amami, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 90.9°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.8°F (26°C) at night.

Amami Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Amami Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Amami Perceived Temperature (F)

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Amami Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Amami 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 63.2 58.3 52.7
Feb 65.5 60.2 54.1
Mar 68.6 62.9 56.6
Apr 72.8 66.9 60.6
May 78.5 72.5 66.6
Jun 84.8 79.1 74
Jul 90.3 84 78.6
Aug 89.8 83.5 78.5
Sep 87.1 80.8 75.6
Oct 80.9 75.1 69.5
Nov 74 68.4 62.8
Dec 66.6 61.3 55.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.3 14.6 11.5
Feb 18.6 15.7 12.3
Mar 20.3 17.2 13.7
Apr 22.7 19.4 15.9
May 25.8 22.5 19.2
Jun 29.3 26.2 23.3
Jul 32.4 28.9 25.9
Aug 32.1 28.6 25.8
Sep 30.6 27.1 24.2
Oct 27.2 23.9 20.8
Nov 23.3 20.2 17.1
Dec 19.2 16.3 13.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Amami are July, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Amami? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Amami.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 39% 0 7.4
Feb 38% 0 5.8
Mar 36% 0 7
Apr 37% 0 8.7
May 40% 0 11.4
Jun 47% 0 17.8
Jul 30% 0 9.9
Aug 37% 0 10.7
Sep 39% 0 12.1
Oct 36% 0 13.6
Nov 37% 0 8.8
Dec 36% 0 7.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 39 0 18.8
Feb 38 0 14.7
Mar 36 0 17.8
Apr 37 0 22.1
May 40 0 29
Jun 47 0 45.2
Jul 30 0 25.1
Aug 37 0 27.2
Sep 39 0 30.7
Oct 36 0 34.5
Nov 37 0 22.4
Dec 36 0 19.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Amami has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (59.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.7%).

Wind in Amami is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by March and January. December’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 11.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.7 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.7 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.2 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.7%
Feb 63.6%
Mar 61.2%
Apr 64.5%
May 70.3%
Jun 74.7%
Jul 70.8%
Aug 72.9%
Sep 72.6%
Oct 68.5%
Nov 64.7%
Dec 59.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Amami?

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 Amami, Japan is July, followed by April and November. 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 Amami in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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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 56.9 in September means 56.9% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Amami Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 65.7°F (18.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 12 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Amami, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.8°F (31°C) and 70.8°F (21.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 11 to 12 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Amami to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.3°F (20.2°C) and 62.6°F (17°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 12 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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