The best times to visit Shika for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 15th

or

September 10th to November 4th

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

 

 


Other Shika Travel Info

Weather in Shika

Temperature

Average temperatures in Shika 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 23rd 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 Shika, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.7°F (30.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.

Shika Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Shika 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.

Shika Perceived Temperature (F)

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Shika Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Shika 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)
Jan42.737.531.8
Feb44.237.931
Mar50.542.834.2
Apr6051.341.2
May69.76151.6
Jun75.868.661.1
Jul83.476.570.2
Aug86.678.971.9
Sep8071.864.1
Oct70.161.452.6
Nov58.751.543.6
Dec48.142.235.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan5.93.1-0.1
Feb6.83.3-0.6
Mar10.361.2
Apr15.610.75.1
May20.916.110.9
Jun24.320.316.2
Jul28.624.721.2
Aug30.326.122.2
Sep26.722.117.8
Oct21.216.311.4
Nov14.810.86.4
Dec8.95.71.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Shika are June, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Shika? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Shika is often around around December 3rd 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 Shika.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Shika (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)
Jan59%0.68.1
Feb51%0.75.8
Mar41%0.46.5
Apr31%05.1
May26%04
Jun23%05.9
Jul30%07.3
Aug27%06.9
Sep30%08.3
Oct30%07.1
Nov56%010.2
Dec71%1.313.9

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan591.520.6
Feb511.814.7
Mar41116.5
Apr31013
May26010.2
Jun23015
Jul30018.5
Aug27017.5
Sep30021.1
Oct30018
Nov56025.9
Dec713.335.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Shika has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (60.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (74.1%).

Wind in Shika is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and March. December’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.4 MPH or 15.1 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 early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan7.9Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Feb7.8Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
Mar7.9Gentle breeze14.2Significant breeze
Apr7.3Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
May7.2Gentle breeze13.2Significant breeze
Jun5.9Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Jul6.3Light breeze11.9Significant breeze
Aug6.2Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Sep6.5Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze12.3Significant breeze
Nov7.7Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
Dec8.1Gentle breeze14.4Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan63.9%
Feb61.8%
Mar60.7%
Apr60.5%
May62.4%
Jun71.9%
Jul74.1%
Aug72.4%
Sep71.2%
Oct67%
Nov67.4%
Dec67.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Shika?

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 Shika, 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 Shika 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 Shika Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 46.7°F (8.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 13 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 least precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Shika, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 54.7°F (12.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 17 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 Shika to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.5°F (10.3°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 14 to 22 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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