The best times to visit Sano for ideal weather are

April 30th 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 Sano Travel Info

Weather in Sano


Average temperatures in Sano vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 27th 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 Sano, 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 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.1°F (23.4°C) at night.

Sano Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Sano 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.

Sano Perceived Temperature (F)


Sano Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Sano 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 47.3 36.9 26.7
Feb 48.5 38.8 28.8
Mar 56.1 45.7 34.9
Apr 65 54.5 43.7
May 74.8 64.7 54.7
Jun 79.3 70.7 63.1
Jul 85.9 77.4 70.7
Aug 88.3 79.4 72.6
Sep 81.4 72.8 65.4
Oct 71.2 62.5 53.9
Nov 60.3 51.1 41.6
Dec 51.4 41.6 31.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.5 2.7 -2.9
Feb 9.2 3.8 -1.8
Mar 13.4 7.6 1.6
Apr 18.3 12.5 6.5
May 23.8 18.2 12.6
Jun 26.3 21.5 17.3
Jul 29.9 25.2 21.5
Aug 31.3 26.3 22.6
Sep 27.4 22.7 18.6
Oct 21.8 16.9 12.2
Nov 15.7 10.6 5.3
Dec 10.8 5.3 -0.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sano are January, December, and then February. 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 mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Sano? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sano is often around around February 12th 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 Sano.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0.8 1.2
Feb 17% 3.1 1.9
Mar 23% 0 3.2
Apr 30% 0.4 5.7
May 25% 0 6.1
Jun 36% 0 7.2
Jul 36% 0 9
Aug 30% 0 7
Sep 32% 0 8.7
Oct 23% 0 6.5
Nov 19% 0 3.1
Dec 13% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 2 3
Feb 17 7.9 4.8
Mar 23 0 8.1
Apr 30 1 14.5
May 25 0 15.5
Jun 36 0 18.3
Jul 36 0 22.9
Aug 30 0 17.8
Sep 32 0 22.1
Oct 23 0 16.5
Nov 19 0 7.9
Dec 13 0 5.6


Humidity and Wind

Sano has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (45.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.2%).

Wind in Sano is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.4 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.3 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Aug 5.4 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 5 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.7%
Feb 47.6%
Mar 46.2%
Apr 52.9%
May 56.3%
Jun 68.7%
Jul 72.2%
Aug 70.4%
Sep 67.9%
Oct 64.1%
Nov 61.7%
Dec 53.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Sano?

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 Sano, 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 Sano 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

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 73.3 in December means 73.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Sano Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.3°F (25.2°C) and 50.7°F (10.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 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 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sano, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 55.7°F (13.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 9 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 Sano to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 54.5°F (12.5°C) and 46.2°F (7.9°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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