August is said to be the best season for sightseeing in Hokkaido. However, recently, due to global warming, the typhoon attacking Japan is increasing, and the damage of typhoons has become noticeable even in Hokkaido, which was said to have no influence of typhoons until now . On this page, I will explain the weather of August in Hokkaido. Please refer when you plan your itinerary.
Weather in Hokkaido in August (overview)
Even in August, Hokkaido does not exceed 35 degrees like Tokyo or Kyoto. The highest temperature in the daytime stays in the first half of 30 degrees and the air is relatively dry, so it is easy to spend. If you are in the shade, you are rather cool.
Hokkaido is cold in the morning and the night throughout the year, but in August it is rare that the temperature falls below 10 degrees even in the morning and evening. Even in such a meaning, it is easy to spend.
Beautiful flowers are blooming in sightseeing spots. For these reasons, August is said to be the best season for traveling in Hokkaido. Every year, many tourists come to Hokkaido from home and abroad.
However, recently, the impact of the typhoon is getting bigger in Hokkaido too.
When typhoons usually come to Hokkaido, forces are weakened and often change to temperate low pressure. However, recently typhoons are coming to Hokkaido without any decline. Or it may cause heavy rain. For this reason, stopping the plane and railway occasionally happens.
Perhaps I may be over-emphasizing about typhoon damage. If you actually go to Hokkaido in August, you may have a nice weather and keep on a pleasant journey. However, should you suffer from typhoon or heavy rain damage, I will dare to emphasize. When you leave for Japan, please check the weather forecast. While you are staying in Hokkaido, please try to get the latest weather forecast.
The following is weather data of August of Hokkaido released by Japan Meteorological Agency. Please refer to this and prepare for your trip. I wish you a pleasant trip!
Hokkaido weather in early August (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||32.5||30.5||30.1|
|Minimum air temperature||16.3||16.7||9.8|
|Total precipitation||19.5 mm||25.5 mm||14.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||48%||27%||37%|
Hokkaido weather in the middle of August (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||27.9||27.8||23.3|
|Minimum air temperature||12.8||11.4||10.6|
|Total precipitation||147.0 mm||115.5 mm||80.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||18%||29%||19%|
Hokkaido weather in late August (2018)
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||29.7||30.9||26.1|
|Minimum air temperature||12.8||17.4||13.0|
|Total precipitation||147.0 mm||102.5 mm||46.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||18%||17%||19%|
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