On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in April. The weather of Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo and Osaka. In Hokkaido, snow may still fall even in April. It gets much warmer during the day, but sometimes it is pretty cold, so beware.
Weather in Hokkaido in April (overview)
In April, cherry blossoms will bloom soon in Tokyo and Osaka, after that the fresh green of trees and grass will start to shine beautifully. However, in Hokkaido, cherry blossoms do not bloom soon. On the contrary, in early April, it is sometimes snowing rarely in the western part near the Sea of Japan. Even if it does not snow, morning and evening is quite chilled. I think that you still need a coat or jumper.
Of course, winter does not last for Hokkaido all the same. Even if snow falls, it does not pile up. And the days when the temperature exceeds 10 degrees Celsius increases in the daytime. In the second half of April, the temperature in the day rises steadily and may exceed 20 degrees. At this time, cherry blossoms finally bloom.
However, it is not unusual to cool down to less than 10 degrees in the morning and evening, even if it exceeds 20 degrees in the daytime. This temperature difference is intense in Hokkaido. So, I recommend that you bring a warm coat.
Below is the weather data of April of Hokkaido released by Japan Meteorological Agency. I think that you can read from these data that the temperature difference of one day is intense. please refer.
Hokkaido weather in early April (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||13.0||13.8||9.2|
|Minimum air temperature||-0.3||-0.8||-2.4|
|Total precipitation||13.0 mm||10.5 mm||12.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||30%||24%||37%|
Hokkaido weather in the middle of April (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||20.1||18.0||11.0|
|Minimum air temperature||0.9||0.3||-0.5|
|Total precipitation||22.0 mm||36,5 mm||27.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||52%||53%||50%|
Hokkaido weather in late April (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||24.5||22.7||15.5|
|Minimum air temperature||2.2||1.1||1,1|
|Total precipitation||1.5 mm||29.0 mm||4.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||52%||54%||52%|
I appreciate you reading to the end.