The Japanese archipelago enter the transition period from winter to spring every March. The weather is unstable and wind is strong at this time. Even in Hokkaido, the temperature will gradually rise at this time and you will be informed that spring is approaching. But in Hokkaido you must neglect cold weather countermeasures. It is not amusing when snow falls yet in Hokkaido. On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in March.
Weather in Hokkaido in March (overview)
In March, warm days with high maximum daytime temperatures exceeding 10 degrees Celsius will gradually increase in Hokkaido. In Hokkaido where the maximum temperature was around 5 degrees until February, people begin to feel that spring is coming at this time. Because winter was long and hard, people excited about spring approaching.
However, the cold weather still continues. It is not uncommon as the days when the lowest temperature in the middle of the night or the dawn becomes minus 5 degrees or less. It will come back in winter and heavy snow will fall.
Thus, the weather in March is unstable. So, if you are traveling in Hokkaido this time, please do not forget your winter clothes.
If you want to enjoy winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy it with ski resorts in Hokkaido. It is still in the midst of winter to the ski resorts such as Niseko.
In March, people in Tokyo, Osaka etc. are excited about the topic of when cherry blossoms will bloom. However, in Hokkaido, cherry blossoms do not bloom yet. The weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo, Osaka etc. Since there are many cold days as before, let 's make sure to pack the coat and wool muffler, gloves etc in your suitcase.
The following is the weather of Hokkaido in March which the Japan Meteorological Agency announced. Please make yourself useful.
Hokkaido weather in early March (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||10.2||7.8||7.5|
|Minimum air temperature||-6.7||-9.2||-10.8|
|Total snowfall amount||39 cm||24 cm||19 cm|
|Total precipitation||83.0 mm||98.0 mm||121.0|
|Fine weather ratio||21%||20%||19%|
Hokkaido weather in the middle of March (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||8.9||13.6||10.7|
|Minimum air temperature||-7.8||-6.2||-7.5|
|Total snowfall amount||35 cm||2 cm||--|
|Total precipitation||32.0 mm||9.0 mm||1.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||39%||51%||53%|
Hokkaido weather in late March (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||16.4||16.6||13.4|
|Minimum air temperature||-6.4||-6.1||-7.8|
|Total snowfall amount||--||--||1 cm|
|Total precipitation||0.5 mm||5.0 mm||0.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||66%||65%||52%|
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