Compare the Climate and Weather in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Morioka

This page lets you compare and contrast the weather and climate in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Morioka year round.

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Average High and Low Temperature

Compare the Average High and Low Temperature in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-10°F-10°F0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F7736874891651027681983319944-2NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporo
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Tokyo 49°F50°F55°F65°F72°F77°F84°F86°F80°F70°F61°F53°F
Osaka 48°F49°F56°F66°F75°F81°F88°F90°F83°F73°F62°F53°F
Sapporo 28°F30°F37°F51°F63°F69°F75°F77°F71°F59°F45°F33°F
Morioka 32°F34°F43°F57°F67°F74°F80°F82°F74°F62°F49°F37°F
Tokyo 37°F38°F43°F52°F61°F68°F74°F76°F70°F59°F49°F41°F
Osaka 35°F36°F41°F51°F59°F68°F75°F76°F70°F58°F48°F39°F
Sapporo 11°F13°F22°F34°F44°F53°F61°F63°F54°F41°F29°F17°F
Morioka 20°F21°F28°F39°F50°F58°F66°F67°F58°F45°F34°F26°F


Average Hourly Temperature in TokyoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablevery cold


Average Hourly Temperature in OsakaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolhotvery coldcomfortablecomfortablevery cold


Average Hourly Temperature in SapporoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolwarmvery coldvery coldcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmfreezingvery coldfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies

Compare the Chance of Clearer Skies in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%76277664235938NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Tokyo 72%65%55%48%42%31%34%48%47%58%66%74%
Osaka 70%63%55%50%44%32%35%49%51%63%70%75%
Sapporo 24%28%44%48%44%48%50%49%55%63%52%34%
Morioka 41%43%47%45%41%42%40%44%46%57%55%45%

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Compare the Daily Chance of Precipitation in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%4812531945224519NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Tokyo 4.8d6.3d9.6d9.7d10.5d13.2d12.5d10.9d12.0d9.4d7.0d4.6d
Osaka 6.5d7.3d9.8d10.0d10.4d13.4d13.4d11.4d12.3d9.4d7.2d6.6d
Sapporo 11.2d9.9d7.8d7.1d8.1d7.5d9.0d10.7d11.1d12.3d13.2d13.3d
Morioka 6.9d6.2d7.8d9.3d9.2d10.2d12.8d11.9d12.2d11.0d10.8d9.2d

Average Monthly Rainfall

Compare the Average Monthly Rainfall in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in7.
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Tokyo 1.9″2.5″3.9″4.4″4.6″6.1″5.2″5.1″7.4″6.0″3.3″1.9″
Osaka 1.9″2.8″4.1″4.8″5.6″7.5″6.7″4.9″6.9″5.0″3.0″2.1″
Sapporo 0.4″0.5″0.9″1.8″2.2″2.3″3.5″5.3″4.8″3.7″2.8″1.0″
Morioka 0.9″1.0″2.0″3.1″3.3″4.2″5.4″5.4″5.8″3.9″3.0″1.6″

Average Monthly Snowfall

Compare the Average Monthly Snowfall in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in5 in5 in10 in10 in15 in15 in20 in20 in0.617.67.0NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Tokyo 0.5″0.6″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″
Osaka 0.1″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″
Sapporo 14.3″11.8″5.7″0.8″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″6.0″16.8″
Morioka 6.9″6.0″3.0″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″1.5″5.4″

Hours of Daylight

Compare the Hours of Daylight in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.69.715.49.0NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Tokyo 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.1h14.1h14.5h14.3h13.5h12.4h11.3h10.3h9.8h
Osaka 10.1h10.9h12.0h13.1h14.0h14.4h14.2h13.4h12.4h11.3h10.4h9.9h
Sapporo 9.4h10.5h12.0h13.4h14.7h15.3h15.0h13.9h12.5h11.0h9.7h9.1h
Morioka 9.7h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.4h14.9h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.1h10.0h9.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions

Compare the Chance of Muggy Conditions in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%91965069NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaTokyoTokyo
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Tokyo 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d1.2d10.3d24.6d27.4d14.9d1.8d0.0d0.0d
Osaka 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d1.5d12.1d27.5d28.3d15.1d2.3d0.1d0.0d
Sapporo 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d8.1d13.1d3.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d
Morioka 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d2.1d14.1d18.5d5.7d0.2d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed

Compare the Average Wind Speed in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph11 mph11 mph9.
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Sapporo 10.210.510.

Average Water Temperature

Compare the Average Water Temperature in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F7957704043NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Tokyo 59°F57°F58°F60°F65°F70°F75°F78°F76°F71°F67°F62°F
Osaka 60°F59°F59°F61°F65°F70°F76°F80°F78°F73°F67°F63°F
Sapporo 43°F41°F41°F44°F49°F57°F64°F70°F68°F62°F54°F47°F
Morioka 49°F45°F43°F45°F50°F57°F64°F69°F69°F64°F59°F54°F

Tourism Score

Compare the Tourism Score in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.40.16.5NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score

Compare the Beach/Pool Score in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.53.24.7NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaTokyoTokyo
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season

Compare the Growing Season in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days

Compare the Growing Degree Days in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FNowNowOsakaOsakaMoriokaMoriokaSapporoSapporoTokyoTokyo
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Compare the Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and MoriokaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh5.
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Morioka year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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