The best times to visit Chikuma for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 8th

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


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Weather in Chikuma

Temperature

Average temperatures in Chikuma 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 21st 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 Chikuma, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.5°F (21.9°C) at night.

Chikuma Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Chikuma 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.

Chikuma Perceived Temperature (F)

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Chikuma Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Chikuma 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan38.330.923.5
Feb41.833.224.6
Mar50.539.930.4
Apr62.350.338.9
May73.561.450
Jun79.769.360.5
Jul85.97668.5
Aug8877.770.3
Sep8070.162.3
Oct68.158.249.4
Nov56.146.437.5
Dec44.536.528.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan3.5-0.6-4.7
Feb5.40.7-4.1
Mar10.34.4-0.9
Apr16.810.23.8
May23.116.310
Jun26.520.715.8
Jul29.924.420.3
Aug31.125.421.3
Sep26.721.216.8
Oct20.114.69.7
Nov13.483.1
Dec6.92.5-1.8


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Chikuma are October, November, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid October. For example, on the week of October 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Chikuma? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Chikuma 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 Chikuma.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%25
Feb26%6.34.1
Mar24%0.92.4
Apr23%02.7
May21%03
Jun29%04.4
Jul33%04.2
Aug27%05.8
Sep21%04.4
Oct17%03.6
Nov19%02.2
Dec22%3.34.8

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan235.112.7
Feb261610.4
Mar242.36.1
Apr2306.9
May2107.6
Jun29011.2
Jul33010.7
Aug27014.7
Sep21011.2
Oct1709.1
Nov1905.6
Dec228.412.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Chikuma has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (50.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.3%).

Wind in Chikuma is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and March. May’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.7 MPH or 10.8 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 May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.8Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze
Feb4.6Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Mar5.3Light breeze12Gentle breeze
Apr5.8Light breeze12.7Significant breeze
May5.8Light breeze12.7Gentle breeze
Jun5Light breeze11Significant breeze
Jul4.4Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Aug4.6Light breeze10.3Gentle breeze
Sep5Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Oct4.8Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Nov4.1Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Dec4Light breeze9.5Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan69.6%
Feb64.1%
Mar57.2%
Apr50.3%
May50.5%
Jun61.9%
Jul68.3%
Aug66.9%
Sep65.8%
Oct65.9%
Nov68%
Dec70.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Chikuma?

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 Chikuma, 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 Chikuma 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

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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 73.3 in December means 73.3% of the tourists vs. January.


Overall Chikuma Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.8°F (24.3°C) and 45.6°F (7.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 7 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 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Chikuma, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 51.7°F (10.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 Chikuma to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.7°F (8.7°C) and 36.9°F (2.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 7 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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