The best times to visit Obihiro for ideal weather are

May 21st to August 5th

or

August 13th to October 7th

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

 


Obihiro Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Obihiro

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Obihiro vary somewhat and are temperate for much of the year. The area is in the top 31 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Obihiro, 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 60.8°F (16°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49°F (9.4°C) at night.

    Obihiro Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Obihiro Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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.

    Obihiro Perceived Temperature (F)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Obihiro Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    Average Obihiro 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 28.8 20.4 7.5
    Feb 31.5 23.4 10.4
    Mar 40.1 33 23.3
    Apr 53.2 44.5 34.7
    May 64.2 55.2 45.2
    Jun 71.4 62.7 54.3
    Jul 76.8 68.8 60.9
    Aug 78.5 71.2 63.5
    Sep 72.3 64.7 56.1
    Oct 60 51.9 41.5
    Nov 46.3 39.2 29.9
    Dec 34.1 26.9 16.5

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan -1.8 -6.4 -13.6
    Feb -0.3 -4.8 -12
    Mar 4.5 0.6 -4.8
    Apr 11.8 6.9 1.5
    May 17.9 12.9 7.3
    Jun 21.9 17.1 12.4
    Jul 24.9 20.4 16.1
    Aug 25.8 21.8 17.5
    Sep 22.4 18.2 13.4
    Oct 15.6 11.1 5.3
    Nov 7.9 4 -1.2
    Dec 1.2 -2.8 -8.6

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Obihiro are September, July, and then August. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are only 0.3 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 1.8 days with significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

    When can you find snow in Obihiro? 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 Obihiro.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 8.6 5.1 0.02
    Feb 10 7.1 0.02
    Mar 12.9 7.7 0.03
    Apr 15.7 0 0.04
    May 17.1 0 0.06
    Jun 17.1 0 0.05
    Jul 18.6 0 0.07
    Aug 18.6 0 0.08
    Sep 18.6 0 0.08
    Oct 14.3 0 0.05
    Nov 15.7 3.3 0.05
    Dec 12.9 3.6 0.05

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 8.6 13 0.05
    Feb 10 18 0.05
    Mar 12.9 19.6 0.08
    Apr 15.7 0 0.1
    May 17.1 0 0.15
    Jun 17.1 0 0.13
    Jul 18.6 0 0.18
    Aug 18.6 0 0.2
    Sep 18.6 0 0.2
    Oct 14.3 0 0.13
    Nov 15.7 8.4 0.13
    Dec 12.9 9.1 0.13

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Obihiro has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is April (49.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (71.7%).

    Wind in Obihiro is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and February. April’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “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 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 4.5 a light breeze 8.8 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5 a light breeze 9.7 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5 a light breeze 9.8 a gentle breeze
    Apr 5.5 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    May 4.6 a light breeze 9.4 a gentle breeze
    Jun 3.5 light air 6.8 a light breeze
    Jul 3.2 light air 6.2 a gentle breeze
    Aug 3 light air 6 a light breeze
    Sep 3.4 light air 7 a gentle breeze
    Oct 4.1 a light breeze 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Nov 4.4 a light breeze 8.9 a gentle breeze
    Dec 4.3 a light breeze 8.6 a gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 52.7
    Feb 49.8
    Mar 49.4
    Apr 49.1
    May 55.4
    Jun 67.4
    Jul 71.7
    Aug 71.3
    Sep 68.3
    Oct 60
    Nov 57.4
    Dec 56.3

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Obihiro?

    As of 5/2/2017 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.
     

    Overall Obihiro Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 25.9°F (-3.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. Spring is slow/unreported 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Obihiro, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 56.8°F (13.8°C) and 30.2°F (-1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Winter (December through February)

    Weather is far too cold this time of year in Obihiro to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.2°F (-2.1°C) and 20.8°F (-6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.