Tokyo Climate & Weather
Tokyo Climate and Weather
Tokyo has a humid subtropical climate and four distinct seasons. The summer months (June, July and August) are hot and sticky due to an unpleasant level of humidity while winters can get very cold. The warmest month is August, which averages 81.5°F (27.5°C), and the coolest month is January, averaging 42.8°F (6.0°C). Summers can be rainy and Tokyo's rainy season usually lasts from early June to late July. The rain is not constant and the city still gets plenty of sun over this period (in fact, if you want to avoid crowds at tourist attractions this is not a bad time to visit Tokyo). The city does also experience typhoons but they are seldom disastrous and are most likely to affect the city in August and September. Snowfall is common in the city in January and February.
The best time to visit Tokyo is in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn: spring is a delightful season with mild weather, sunny days, and - in March and April - the stunning spectacle of the cherry blossom trees in full bloom; autumn also presents a riot of vibrant colours and October and November are good months for a Tokyo holiday as the weather is mild and typhoon season has generally passed.
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