The best times to visit Satsuma for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 24th

or

September 24th to November 25th

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

 

 


Other Satsuma Travel Info

Weather in Satsuma

Temperature

Average temperatures in Satsuma vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice some of the year, but often too hot in the summer and cold 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 Satsuma, 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 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.7°F (24.8°C) at night.

Satsuma Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Satsuma 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.

Satsuma Perceived Temperature (F)

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Satsuma Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Satsuma 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)
Jan51.645.838.9
Feb54.948.440.8
Mar6053.144.7
Apr67.26051.5
May74.46759.3
Jun78.272.767.5
Jul85.779.874.6
Aug88.481.575.8
Sep83.976.670.2
Oct75.768.361.3
Nov65.458.852
Dec55.749.542.6

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan10.97.73.8
Feb12.79.14.9
Mar15.611.77.1
Apr19.615.610.8
May23.619.415.2
Jun25.722.619.7
Jul29.826.623.7
Aug31.327.524.3
Sep28.824.821.2
Oct24.320.216.3
Nov18.614.911.1
Dec13.29.75.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Satsuma are October, January, and then April. 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 late June with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of June 25th.

When can you find snow in Satsuma? 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 Satsuma.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan21%02.8
Feb28%05
Mar27%05.5
Apr24%04.6
May24%06.5
Jun51%022.3
Jul32%010.6
Aug32%08.9
Sep27%06.8
Oct15%03.2
Nov24%04.4
Dec25%04.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2107.1
Feb28012.7
Mar27014
Apr24011.7
May24016.5
Jun51056.6
Jul32026.9
Aug32022.6
Sep27017.3
Oct1508.1
Nov24011.2
Dec25011.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Satsuma has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (57.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.3%).

Wind in Satsuma is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and March. December’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March 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 Satsuma.

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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
Jan7.1Gentle breeze11.2Significant breeze
Feb7Gentle breeze11.4Significant breeze
Mar7.1Gentle breeze11.9Significant breeze
Apr6.4Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
May5.5Light breeze9.6Significant breeze
Jun5Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
Jul5.4Light breeze9.2Significant breeze
Aug5.1Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Sep5.4Light breeze9Significant breeze
Oct6.2Light breeze9.8Gentle breeze
Nov6.4Light breeze10.4Significant breeze
Dec7.3Gentle breeze11.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan57.8%
Feb61.1%
Mar59.7%
Apr62.2%
May69.4%
Jun82.3%
Jul80.2%
Aug76.4%
Sep72.9%
Oct64.5%
Nov64.2%
Dec60.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Satsuma?

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 Satsuma, 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 Satsuma 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

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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 48 in October means 48% of the tourists vs. February.

 

 

Overall Satsuma Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.2°F (24.6°C) and 55.9°F (13.3°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 10 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Satsuma, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 61.1°F (16.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 too cold this time of year in Satsuma to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.6°F (14.8°C) and 50.3°F (10.2°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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