The best times to visit Hofu for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 24th

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



Other Hofu Travel Info

Weather in Hofu


Average temperatures in Hofu vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th 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 Hofu, 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 92.5°F (33.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.8°F (24.9°C) at night.

Hofu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Hofu 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.

Hofu Perceived Temperature (F)


Hofu Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Hofu 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 48.5 39.6 31.3
Feb 51.9 42.7 33.3
Mar 58.3 48.2 37.4
Apr 67.8 56.9 45.1
May 77.1 66.1 54.9
Jun 81 72.9 65.5
Jul 87.8 79.8 73.1
Aug 90.4 81.7 74.7
Sep 84.4 75.1 67
Oct 74.9 64.3 54.4
Nov 63.3 53.4 43.9
Dec 52.2 43.3 34.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.2 4.2 -0.4
Feb 11.1 5.9 0.7
Mar 14.6 9 3
Apr 19.9 13.8 7.3
May 25.1 18.9 12.7
Jun 27.2 22.7 18.6
Jul 31 26.6 22.8
Aug 32.4 27.6 23.7
Sep 29.1 23.9 19.4
Oct 23.8 17.9 12.4
Nov 17.4 11.9 6.6
Dec 11.2 6.3 1.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hofu are October, January, 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 mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th 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 Hofu? 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 Hofu.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 0 2.8
Feb 28% 0 3.9
Mar 25% 0 5.4
Apr 26% 0 6.4
May 22% 0 7.2
Jun 34% 0 10.1
Jul 33% 0 13.4
Aug 29% 0 8.2
Sep 23% 0 4.5
Oct 14% 0 3.6
Nov 20% 0 3.7
Dec 26% 0 3.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 0 7.1
Feb 28 0 9.9
Mar 25 0 13.7
Apr 26 0 16.3
May 22 0 18.3
Jun 34 0 25.7
Jul 33 0 34
Aug 29 0 20.8
Sep 23 0 11.4
Oct 14 0 9.1
Nov 20 0 9.4
Dec 26 0 9.7


Humidity and Wind

Hofu has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (53.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (69.4%).

Wind in Hofu is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.5 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.1 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 2.9 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 63.6%
Feb 60.5%
Mar 55.6%
Apr 53.2%
May 54.3%
Jun 67.6%
Jul 69.4%
Aug 66.7%
Sep 64.3%
Oct 62.3%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 65.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Hofu?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Japan; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 14, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Hofu, Japan is February, followed by March and July. 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 Hofu in October. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48 in October means 48% of the tourists vs. February.



Overall Hofu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 54°F (12.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Hofu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 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 too cold this time of year in Hofu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.2°F (12.9°C) and 48°F (8.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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