The best times to visit Kumano for ideal weather are

April 9th to July 1st

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

 

 


Other Kumano Travel Info

Weather in Kumano

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kumano vary greatly. 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 26th 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 Kumano, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.

Kumano Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kumano 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.

Kumano Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kumano Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kumano 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)
Jan52.243.133.9
Feb54.445.435.7
Mar6050.740.3
Apr67.258.148
May74.265.456.2
Jun77.971.164.8
Jul85.478.472.4
Aug87.980.373.9
Sep82.574.767.6
Oct74.465.958.1
Nov65.356.247.4
Dec56.647.338.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan11.26.21.1
Feb12.47.42.1
Mar15.610.44.6
Apr19.614.58.9
May23.418.613.4
Jun25.521.718.2
Jul29.725.822.4
Aug31.126.823.3
Sep28.123.719.8
Oct23.618.814.5
Nov18.513.48.6
Dec13.78.53.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kumano are January, December, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days 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 Kumano? 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 Kumano.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan14%03.3
Feb22%04.9
Mar25%09.1
Apr27%012.4
May29%010.7
Jun46%017.4
Jul34%013.3
Aug32%012.8
Sep36%021.2
Oct33%017.5
Nov22%06.5
Dec17%05.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1408.4
Feb22012.4
Mar25023.1
Apr27031.5
May29027.2
Jun46044.2
Jul34033.8
Aug32032.5
Sep36053.8
Oct33044.5
Nov22016.5
Dec17015

 

Humidity and Wind

Kumano has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (47.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (76.1%).

Wind in Kumano is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and April. March’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 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 early April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan4.7Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze
Feb4.6Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Mar4.9Light breeze11.4Gentle breeze
Apr4.8Light breeze11.2Significant breeze
May4.6Light breeze10.6Gentle breeze
Jun3.9Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze
Jul4.1Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Aug4.4Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze
Sep4.5Light breeze10.1Gentle breeze
Oct3.9Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Nov3.8Barely noticeable8.8Gentle breeze
Dec4.9Light breeze10.9Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan47.1%
Feb49.9%
Mar51.4%
Apr57.4%
May62.6%
Jun76.1%
Jul75.7%
Aug74.1%
Sep71.4%
Oct66.7%
Nov61.2%
Dec50.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kumano?

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 Kumano, 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 Kumano 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

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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 82.7 in July means 82.7% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

Overall Kumano Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76°F (24.4°C) and 57.2°F (14°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 9 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 10 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kumano, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 61.7°F (16.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 11 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 Kumano to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.8°F (14.9°C) and 51.8°F (11°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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