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    Hokkaido

    Niseko weather and climate

    Hokkaido

    Niseko weather and climate

     

    Day

    10 °C

     

    Night

    1 °C

     

    Sea

    7 °C

     

    Precipitation

    70 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    11 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    13 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    71 %

     

    Day

    10 °C

     

    Night

    1 °C

     

    Sea

    7 °C

     

    Precipitation

    70 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    11 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    13 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    71 %

    Overview: Niseko
    Located in Japan, Niseko is characterized by a moderate continental climate, which results in varying weather patterns throughout the year. Daily temperatures in the region fluctuate considerably, reaching a low of -3 °C (27 °F) in the chilly month of January and peaking at a warm 25 °C (77 °F) during August. During June, the skies clear up resulting in the least amount of rainfall, with rain occurring on only about 10 days. January, however, marks the peak of the rainy season with up to 24 days of precipitation. Night temperatures also show notable variation, from a brisk -10 °C (15 °F) in January to a comfortable 17 °C (63 °F) in the comfortable evenings of August.

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    Weather overview for Niseko

    Weather overview

    Located in Japan, Niseko is characterized by a moderate continental climate, which results in varying weather patterns throughout the year. Daily temperatures in the region fluctuate considerably, reaching a low of -3 °C (27 °F) in the chilly month of January and peaking at a warm 25 °C (77 °F) during August. During June, the skies clear up resulting in the least amount of rainfall, with rain occurring on only about 10 days. January, however, marks the peak of the rainy season with up to 24 days of precipitation. Night temperatures also show notable variation, from a brisk -10 °C (15 °F) in January to a comfortable 17 °C (63 °F) in the comfortable evenings of August.

    January weather

    In the midst of the wet season, Niseko experiences some of its coldest day temperatures, with the mercury dipping to -3 °C (27 °F). The chilly nights register a minimum of -10 °C (15 °F). The frequency of rainy days hits a high, indicated by 24 days, while the volume of rainfall begins to diminish, documented as 143 mm (5.64 in).

    February weather

    With the end of winter, a slight increase in day temperatures can be noticed in Niseko, reaching about -1 °C (29 °F). The area is enveloped in the wet season, but there's a marginal decline in the amount of rainfall with an average of 22 days. The accumulation of rainfall continues its downward trend, totaling 104 mm (4.08 in). An uptick in the hours of sunshine is also recorded, with about 3 hours.

    March weather

    A visible rise in daytime temperature occurs, hitting 3 °C (37 °F) in Niseko, complimented by the onset of warmer nights which average -5 °C (23 °F). The quantity of rainfall is on a declining slope, registering 77 mm (3.05 in), and the rate of rainy days parallels this trend, marked by 16 days. Sunlight extends its presence with an average duration of 5 hours. Peak wind speeds are also a notable feature during this period.

    April weather

    Niseko continues to observe a persistent rise in day and night temperatures, ascending to 1 °C (34 °F) during nighttime. The occurrence of rainy days tends to decrease in a manner similar to the previous months, alongside a noticeable reduction in rainfall, totaling 70 mm (2.75 in). The humidity level stoops to a yearly low, recorded at 71 %.

    May weather

    Temperatures during the day continue an ascending trend, peaking at 16 °C (60 °F), with nights also becoming milder, averaging 6 °C (43 °F). A continued decrease in the rate of rainy days to approximately 11 days is observed. The apex of sunlight hours arrives, marking its peak at 6 hours.

    June weather

    As day temperatures soar to 20 °C (68 °F), Niseko welcomes the early influx of tourists in June. A decrease to the minimal number of rainy days is met with the lowest recorded rainfall yet, counted at 69 mm (2.73 in). The downward trajectory of sunny hours initiates, gathering around 6 hours.

    July weather

    The upward climb in temperature progresses in July, with an average of 23 °C (73 °F) during the day and 15 °C (60 °F) at night. Rainfall begins to rise, now at 119 mm (4.70 in). The bustling tourist season is in full swing. Humidity also peaks, reaching a high of 83 %.

    August weather

    Tourism continues to thrive in August as Niseko observes the zenith of its day temperatures and night warmth, averaging 17 °C (63 °F). Alongside this, an increment in rainfall can be detected, accumulating to 144 mm (5.67 in). Wind speeds relax to a minimum during this time.

    September weather

    A notable retreat in day temperatures begins, with readings at about 21 °C (70 °F), and a downward adjustment in night temperatures is also evident. The increase of rainy days becomes prominent, notching 14 days. The tourist season remains active. An increase in daylight hours is also apparent, situated at 5 hours.

    October weather

    The mercury continues to dip in October, with day temperatures averaging 15 °C (58 °F) and night temperatures also on a similar descent, marked at 5 °C (42 °F). An ascension in the number of rainy days is registered, shown by 15 days, while a preliminary sign of rainfall diminution becomes observable at 120 mm (4.74 in). The decline in hours of sunshine kickstarts, tabulated at 5 hours.

    November weather

    The onset of the wet season is signaled by falling day temperatures, which arrive at 7 °C (45 °F). The upward trajectory of rainfall quantity starts, with readings of 150 mm (5.89 in), and a concurrent rise in the number of rainy days to 20 days ensues. A dip in the availability of sunlight is evident, recording 3 hours.

    December weather

    The full force of the wet season arrives in December, highlighted by cooling day temperatures around 0 °C (32 °F), and similarly declining night temperatures, registering at -6 °C (21 °F). The highest level of rainfall for the year is documented this month. The scant presence of sunshine reaches its minimum, measured at 2 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the average daily temperature in Niseko in January?

    In January, the average daytime temperature in Niseko rests at approximately -3 °C (27 °F).

    Does the sunshine duration increase in February in Niseko?

    Yes, February sees an increase in sunshine, averaging around 3 hours of clear skies daily.

    What changes in wind speed can be expected in Niseko in March?

    March witnesses the peak wind speeds within the year in Niseko.

    Is April the driest month in terms of humidity levels in Niseko?

    Indeed, April has the lowest humidity levels in Niseko, registering at 71 %.

    What can one expect regarding sunshine in Niseko during May?

    Expect the highest amount of sunshine in May with an average of 6 hours per day.

    What’s the trend regarding the number of sunny hours in June in Niseko?

    June starts the downward trend in the number of sunny hours, averaging 6 hours per day.

    How high does the humidity reach in Niseko in July?

    July witnesses the peak humidity in Niseko, topping at 83 %.

    What is the general wind condition in Niseko during August?

    August generally experiences the calmest winds of the year in Niseko.

    What trend starts in September regarding day temperatures in Niseko?

    September marks the start of falling day temperatures in Niseko.

    What is the rainfall trend during October in Niseko?

    October shows the initial signs of decreasing rainfall with a total of 120 mm (4.74 in) expected.

    Does Niseko's wet season begin in November, and how does it affect daylight?

    Yes, November marks the beginning of the wet season in Niseko, which also leads to reduced daylight, averaging 3 hours daily.

    What are the daylight conditions in Niseko during December?

    December offers the least amount of daylight in Niseko, with an average of just 2 hours of sunshine per day.

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