The best times to visit Obihiro for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 30th

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 Obihiro

Temperature

Average temperatures in Obihiro vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 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 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.

Obihiro Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Obihiro 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.

Obihiro Perceived Temperature (F)

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Obihiro Perceived Temperature (C)

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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 29.8 19.8 7.1
Feb 32 22.3 9.4
Mar 41 32 21.8
Apr 54.2 42.7 32.1
May 64.7 52.8 42.3
Jun 72 60.6 52.1
Jul 77.5 67.2 59.2
Aug 79.4 69.7 61.9
Sep 72.9 63.4 54.6
Oct 61 50.7 40.1
Nov 47.3 38.5 29.3
Dec 34.5 26 15.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.2 -6.8 -13.8
Feb 0 -5.4 -12.6
Mar 5 0 -5.7
Apr 12.3 5.9 0.1
May 18.2 11.6 5.7
Jun 22.2 15.9 11.2
Jul 25.3 19.6 15.1
Aug 26.3 20.9 16.6
Sep 22.7 17.4 12.6
Oct 16.1 10.4 4.5
Nov 8.5 3.6 -1.5
Dec 1.4 -3.3 -9.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Obihiro are January, February, and then March. 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 are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Obihiro? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Obihiro 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Obihiro.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 10.2 1.2
Feb 8% 14.2 1.1
Mar 12% 15.4 1.7
Apr 16% 0 2.6
May 22% 0 3.7
Jun 19% 0 2.8
Jul 27% 0 4.6
Aug 23% 0 4.7
Sep 25% 0 4.9
Oct 19% 0 3.4
Nov 19% 6.6 2.8
Dec 16% 7.2 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 25.9 3
Feb 8 36.1 2.8
Mar 12 39.1 4.3
Apr 16 0 6.6
May 22 0 9.4
Jun 19 0 7.1
Jul 27 0 11.7
Aug 23 0 11.9
Sep 25 0 12.4
Oct 19 0 8.6
Nov 19 16.8 7.1
Dec 16 18.3 7.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Obihiro has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (52.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (75.6%).

Wind in Obihiro is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by April and March. February’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.8 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Jul 3 Barely noticeable 6.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 2.9 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.9%
Feb 52.5%
Mar 52.3%
Apr 53%
May 60.2%
Jun 72.6%
Jul 75.6%
Aug 75.5%
Sep 71.9%
Oct 64.1%
Nov 60.1%
Dec 57.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Obihiro?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe, except in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Obihiro, 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 Obihiro 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 Obihiro Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 34.8°F (1.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Obihiro, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 76.3°F (24.6°C) and 40.8°F (4.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 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 Obihiro to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.2°F (3.4°C) and 28.4°F (-2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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