On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in May. At this time, trees and grass grow as steady and beautiful fresh green starts to shine. The inhabitants of Hokkaido are relieved for this late spring's arrival just because the winter is severely long. Why do not you also enjoy the late spring of this northern country?
Weather in Hokkaido in May (overview)
In May, the days when daytime temperatures will rise to around 20 degrees Celsius will increase. It rains moderately. Every time it rains, trees and grass will grow. May is one of the best seasons to travel in Hokkaido.
However, cool down in the morning and evening continues every year. Even in late May, the temperature may fall below 10 degrees in the morning and evening.
When I go to Sapporo this time, I like to take a walk in the park in the city early in the morning. Of course it is cold. I walk on the jacket, wearing a thin jumper. Still I feel cold. But I like the cool morning atmosphere of this northern country.
In some big ski resorts such as Niseko you can still enjoy skiing and snowboarding. As there are no more snow on the road, you should be able to go skiing at ease.
Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido released by the Japan Meteorological Agency in May. Please refer to it when preparing for the trip.
Hokkaido weather in early May (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||17.2||18.6||17.0|
|Minimum air temperature||5.6||5.8||2.5|
|Total precipitation||30.0 mm||44,5 mm||55.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||37%||28%||36%|
Hokkaido weather in the middle of May (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||27.8||24.3||23.2|
|Minimum air temperature||6.6||4.9||4.6|
|Total precipitation||30.5 mm||60.0 mm||15.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||43%||38%||38%|
Hokkaido weather in late May (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||28.2||23.0||18.6|
|Minimum air temperature||8.9||6.9||1.4|
|Total precipitation||5.5 mm||19.5 mm||11.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||55%||62%||45%|
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