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Average Weather at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station Japan

At Atsugi United States Naval Air Station, the summers are short, warm, oppressive, and mostly cloudy; the winters are very cold and mostly clear; and it is wet year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 87°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 92°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Atsugi United States Naval Air Station for hot-weather activities is from late July to early September.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.7 months, from June 27 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is August 9, with an average high of 87°F and low of 76°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.5 months, from December 5 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 34°F and high of 49°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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotcomfortablevery coldcomfortablevery cold
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.

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States (6,955 miles away) and Rasht, Iran (4,796 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Atsugi United States Naval Air Station (view comparison).

Clouds

At Atsugi United States Naval Air Station, 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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station begins around October 5 and lasts for 5.8 months, ending around March 30. On December 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 30 and lasts for 6.2 months, ending around October 5. On June 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Dec 2776%Dec 2776%Jun 2727%Jun 2727%Oct 551%Oct 551%Mar 3052%Mar 3052%clearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.2 months, from March 9 to October 16, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 48% on June 24.

The drier season lasts 4.8 months, from October 16 to March 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 13% on December 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 throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 48% on June 24.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2448%Jun 2448%Dec 2813%Dec 2813%Mar 931%Mar 931%Oct 1631%Oct 1631%rain
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. Atsugi United States Naval Air Station experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 24, with an average total accumulation of 7.7 inches.

The least rain falls around December 30, with an average total accumulation of 1.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 in14 inSep 247.7 inSep 247.7 inDec 301.7 inDec 301.7 inJun 236.8 inJun 236.8 inAug 34.8 inAug 34.8 inApr 74.8 inApr 74.8 in
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.

Sun

The length of the day at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 33 minJun 2114 hr, 33 minJun 2112 hr, 10 minSep 2312 hr, 10 minSep 239 hr, 46 minDec 229 hr, 46 minDec 22nightnightday
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 4:26 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 25 minutes later at 6:51 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 4:29 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 32 minutes later at 7:01 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJun 134:26 AMJun 134:26 AM7:01 PMJun 297:01 PMJun 29Dec 64:29 PMDec 64:29 PM6:51 AMJan 76:51 AMJan 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
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.

Atsugi United States Naval Air Station experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from June 10 to September 29, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 23% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 8, with muggy conditions 93% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 13, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 130%Feb 130%93%Aug 893%Aug 8Jun 1023%Jun 1023%Sep 2923%Sep 2923%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivedrydrymuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from January 14 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 8.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.9 months, from May 17 to January 14. The calmest day of the year is July 29, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mphMar 259.6 mphMar 259.6 mphJul 297.5 mphJul 297.5 mphJan 148.6 mphJan 148.6 mphMay 178.6 mphMay 178.6 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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 4.9 months, from April 17 to September 13, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 24. The wind is most often from the north for 7.1 months, from September 13 to April 17, with a peak percentage of 54% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
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

Atsugi United States Naval Air Station 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 2.5 months, from July 15 to September 29, with an average temperature above 74°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 20, with an average temperature of 79°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 26 to April 25, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 57°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec50°F55°F60°F65°F70°F75°F80°F85°FAug 2079°FAug 2079°F57°FFeb 2457°FFeb 24Jul 1574°FJul 1574°FSep 2974°FSep 2974°FDec 2661°FDec 2661°FApr 2561°FApr 2561°F
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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station 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 times of year to visit Atsugi United States Naval Air Station for general outdoor tourist activities are from late May to early June and from mid August to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score at Atsugi United States Naval Air Stationbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.36.30.10.15.75.75.25.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Atsugi United States Naval Air Station for hot-weather activities is from late July to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score at Atsugi United States Naval Air Stationbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.56.50.00.0 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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station typically lasts for 9.5 months (293 days), from around March 2 to around December 20, rarely starting before February 9 or after March 23, and rarely ending before December 2 or after January 5.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Atsugi United States Naval Air Stationgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 250%Mar 250%Dec 2050%Dec 2090%Mar 2390%Mar 2390%Dec 290%Dec 210%Feb 910%Feb 910%Jan 510%Jan 5Aug 1100%Aug 1100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station should appear around March 23, only rarely appearing before March 9 or after April 7.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°F3,500°F4,000°F4,500°FMar 2380°FMar 2380°FJun 4900°FJun 4900°FJul 141,800°FJul 141,800°FDec 314,594°FDec 314,594°F
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 4.5 months, from April 13 to August 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 23, with an average of 5.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from October 31 to February 3, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 12, with an average of 2.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Atsugi United States Naval Air StationbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMay 235.9 kWhMay 235.9 kWhDec 122.6 kWhDec 122.6 kWhApr 135.3 kWhApr 135.3 kWhAug 315.3 kWhAug 315.3 kWhOct 313.3 kWhOct 313.3 kWhFeb 33.3 kWhFeb 33.3 kWh
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 Atsugi United States Naval Air Station are 35.455 deg latitude, 139.450 deg longitude, and 187 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Atsugi United States Naval Air Station contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 164 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 186 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,677 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (12,451 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Atsugi United States Naval Air Station is covered by artificial surfaces (73%) and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (49%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and water (35%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Atsugi United States Naval Air Station, 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

Atsugi United States Naval Air Station has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Yokosuka Fwf, Yokota Air Base, Tokyo International Airport, Tokyo, Iruma Ab, Tateyama Ab, Shimofusa Ab, and Narita International Airport.

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.