On this page, I will explain the weather in Hokkaido in October. During this period, Hokkaido is autumn. Autumn leaves are beautiful even in flat areas such as Sapporo in mid-October. However, it is cold in the morning and evening, so please pack your winter clothes in a suitcase.
Weather in Hokkaido in October (overview)
In early October, the temperature in the morning and evening drops to about 5 degrees Celsius at a stretch. In addition, in the middle of October, the temperature in the morning and evening will drop to around 0 degrees Celsius.
Because it gets cold so far, the leaves of the trees quickly turn red and yellow. Even in the flat land you can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves in mid-October. For example, Hokkaido University campus in Sapporo city is open to the general public. If you walk along a beautiful tree-lined avenue, you will surely be able to enjoy the autumn of Hokkaido.
However, the autumn of Hokkaido is short. The temperature is low in the morning and the evening, and it is quite cold in the daytime on rainy days. In late October, we feel quite winter sign. When traveling in Hokkaido, please make sure to bring your jumper etc.
In this period, mountainous regions such as Daisetsuzan are completely winter. Remember that when traveling from Tokyo or Osaka to Hokkaido, the climate of this area is totally different from Tokyo etc.
Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido in October announced by Japan Meteorological Agency. please refer.
Hokkaido weather in early October (2017)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||22.3||24.3||19.4|
|Minimum air temperature||6.4||5.3||2.7|
|Total precipitation||15.5 mm||7.0 mm||12.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||41%||51%||47%|
Hokkaido weather in the middle of October (2017)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||15.0||18.1||15.4|
|Minimum air temperature||1.7||2.0||-1.8|
|Total precipitation||23.5 mm||40.5 mm||6.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||42%||47%||62%|
Hokkaido weather in late October (2017)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||18.7||18.3||15.1|
|Minimum air temperature||1.4||1.8||-0.2|
|Total precipitation||75.0 mm||49.0 mm||116.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||51%||45%||46%|
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