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Average Weather in Ichinohe Japan

In Ichinohe, the summers are warm, humid, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are freezing, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 80°F and is rarely below 12°F or above 89°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ichinohe for warm-weather activities is from mid July to early September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 17 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is August 8, with an average high of 80°F and low of 67°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 3 to March 16, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. The coldest day of the year is January 26, with an average low of 19°F and high of 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in IchinoheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery coldfreezing
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hamilton, Canada (6,132 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Ichinohe (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ichinohe, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Ichinohe begins around September 28 and lasts for 2.5 months, ending around December 12. On November 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around December 12 and lasts for 9.5 months, ending around September 28. On July 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in IchinoheclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Nov 163%Nov 163%Jul 2140%Jul 2140%Sep 2851%Sep 2851%Dec 1252%Dec 1252%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ichinohe varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from April 27 to December 12, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on September 3.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from December 12 to April 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on January 28.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Ichinohe changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 10.0 months, from February 26 to December 27. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 42% on September 3.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.0 months, from December 27 to February 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 12% on January 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in IchinohesnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 342%Sep 342%Jan 2821%Jan 2821%Feb 2623%Feb 2623%Dec 2726%Dec 2726%Apr 2731%Apr 2731%snowrainmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ichinohe experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Ichinohe. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 10, with an average total accumulation of 5.6 inches.

The least rain falls around February 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Ichinohe experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.1 months, from November 8 to April 11, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.9 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from April 11 to November 8. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in IchinohesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in1 in2 in3 in4 in5 in6 inJan 300.9 inJan 300.9 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inNov 80.1 inNov 80.1 inApr 110.1 inApr 110.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ichinohe varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:04 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 6:57 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:08 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 60 minutes later at 7:08 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Ichinohe during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in IchinoheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJun 154:04 AMJun 154:04 AM7:08 PMJun 287:08 PMJun 28Dec 74:08 PMDec 74:08 PM6:57 AMJan 66:57 AMJan 6daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Ichinohe experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from July 3 to September 15, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 16% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 63% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is March 7, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in IchinohemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 70%Mar 70%Aug 863%Aug 863%Jul 316%Jul 316%Sep 1516%Sep 1516%muggymuggydrydryoppressiveoppressivehumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ichinohe experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.2 months, from October 30 to May 5, with average wind speeds of more than 8.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.8 months, from May 5 to October 30. The calmest day of the year is July 30, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in IchinohewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphFeb 711.3 mphFeb 711.3 mphJul 305.4 mphJul 305.4 mphOct 308.4 mphOct 308.4 mphMay 58.4 mphMay 58.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ichinohe is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in IchinoheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westeastsouthnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Ichinohe is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from July 21 to October 15, with an average temperature above 65°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 29, with an average temperature of 70°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.7 months, from January 19 to May 9, with an average temperature below 48°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 18, with an average temperature of 43°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ichinohe throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ichinohe for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to early September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ichinohebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.40.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Ichinohe for hot-weather activities is from late July to mid August, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in IchinoheJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.04.00.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season in Ichinohe typically lasts for 6.3 months (191 days), from around April 21 to around October 30, rarely starting before April 7 or after May 6, and rarely ending before October 13 or after November 15.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Ichinohegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 2150%Apr 2150%Oct 3050%Oct 3090%May 690%May 690%Oct 1390%Oct 1310%Apr 710%Apr 710%Nov 1510%Nov 150%Feb 120%Feb 12Jul 23100%Jul 23100%freezingvery coldcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Ichinohe should appear around May 6, only rarely appearing before April 27 or after May 16.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from April 17 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 3, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 10 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 1.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ichinohe are 40.220 deg latitude, 141.290 deg longitude, and 853 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ichinohe contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 974 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 780 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,651 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,991 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ichinohe is covered by trees (77%) and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by trees (87%), and within 50 miles by trees (58%) and water (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ichinohe, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ichinohe.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ichinohe according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Ichinohe is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ichinohe and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hachinohe Ab (59%, 40 kilometers, north); Aomori Airport (27%, 77 kilometers, northwest); and Akita Airport (15%, 113 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.