The best times to visit Gifu for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 17th


September 17th to November 18th

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



Other Gifu Travel Info

Weather in Gifu


Average temperatures in Gifu vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Gifu, 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 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.

Gifu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gifu 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.

Gifu Perceived Temperature (F)


Gifu Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gifu 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 47.8 39.9 31.8
Feb 50.5 42.1 33.5
Mar 57.3 48.2 38.5
Apr 67.4 57.7 47.2
May 77.1 67.1 56.9
Jun 82.5 74.1 66.5
Jul 89 80.9 74.1
Aug 92 82.9 76
Sep 84.8 76.2 68.7
Oct 74.9 66 57.4
Nov 62.9 54.3 45.7
Dec 52.2 44.3 36.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.8 4.4 -0.1
Feb 10.3 5.6 0.8
Mar 14.1 9 3.6
Apr 19.7 14.3 8.4
May 25.1 19.5 13.8
Jun 28.1 23.4 19.2
Jul 31.7 27.2 23.4
Aug 33.3 28.3 24.4
Sep 29.3 24.6 20.4
Oct 23.8 18.9 14.1
Nov 17.2 12.4 7.6
Dec 11.2 6.8 2.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gifu are January, October, and then November. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Gifu? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Gifu is often around around March 5th 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 Gifu.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 1.7 2.3
Feb 24% 1.2 3.7
Mar 24% 4.3 5.1
Apr 27% 0 6.5
May 24% 0 7.2
Jun 30% 0 9.1
Jul 38% 0 10.6
Aug 26% 0 7.2
Sep 29% 0 9.1
Oct 19% 0 6
Nov 21% 0 4
Dec 21% 2.4 3.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 4.3 5.8
Feb 24 3 9.4
Mar 24 10.9 13
Apr 27 0 16.5
May 24 0 18.3
Jun 30 0 23.1
Jul 38 0 26.9
Aug 26 0 18.3
Sep 29 0 23.1
Oct 19 0 15.2
Nov 21 0 10.2
Dec 21 6.1 9.1


Humidity and Wind

Gifu has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (45.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (64.1%).

Wind in Gifu is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by May and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.8 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
May 5.7 Light breeze 11.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.5 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 53.3%
Feb 49%
Mar 45.5%
Apr 46.6%
May 47.8%
Jun 59.8%
Jul 64.1%
Aug 61.4%
Sep 59.8%
Oct 54.8%
Nov 56.4%
Dec 57.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gifu?

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 Gifu, Japan is May, followed by October and March. 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 Gifu in July. 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 82.7 in July means 82.7% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Gifu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 54.3°F (12.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Gifu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 58.7°F (14.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Gifu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.8°F (12.7°C) and 47.3°F (8.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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