Kyoto - Climate

Climate

Kyoto has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), featuring a marked seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation. Summers are hot and humid, though contrarily, winters are relatively cold with occasional snowfall. Kyoto's rain season begins around the middle of June and lasts until the end of July, yielding to a hot and sunny latter half of the summer. Kyoto, along with most of the Pacific coast and central areas of Japan is prone to typhoons during September and October.

Climate data for Kyoto
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
22.9
(73.2)
25.7
(78.3)
30.7
(87.3)
33.8
(92.8)
36.8
(98.2)
38.2
(100.8)
39.8
(103.6)
38.1
(100.6)
32.2
(90.0)
26.9
(80.4)
22.8
(73.0)
39.8
(103.6)
Average high °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
9.7
(49.5)
13.4
(56.1)
19.9
(67.8)
24.6
(76.3)
27.8
(82.0)
31.5
(88.7)
33.3
(91.9)
28.8
(83.8)
22.9
(73.2)
17.0
(62.6)
11.6
(52.9)
20.8
(69.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.6
(40.3)
5.1
(41.2)
8.4
(47.1)
14.2
(57.6)
19.0
(66.2)
23.0
(73.4)
26.8
(80.2)
28.2
(82.8)
24.1
(75.4)
17.8
(64.0)
12.1
(53.8)
7.0
(44.6)
15.9
(60.6)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
1.4
(34.5)
4.0
(39.2)
9.0
(48.2)
14.0
(57.2)
18.8
(65.8)
23.2
(73.8)
24.3
(75.7)
20.3
(68.5)
13.6
(56.5)
7.8
(46.0)
3.2
(37.8)
11.7
(53.1)
Record low °C (°F) −11.9
(10.6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−8.2
(17.2)
−4.4
(24.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
4.9
(40.8)
10.6
(51.1)
12.8
(55.0)
7.1
(44.8)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−11.9
(10.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.3
(1.98)
68.3
(2.689)
113.3
(4.461)
115.7
(4.555)
160.8
(6.331)
214.0
(8.425)
220.4
(8.677)
132.1
(5.201)
176.2
(6.937)
120.9
(4.76)
71.3
(2.807)
48.0
(1.89)
1,491.3
(58.713)
Snowfall cm (inches) 5
(2)
8
(3.1)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(1.2)
18
(7.1)
% humidity 66 66 62 59 62 67 70 66 68 68 68 68 65.8
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.5 mm) 7.8 9.2 11.9 10.6 11.4 12.9 12.9 8.7 11.0 8.8 7.6 8.1 120.9
Avg. snowy days 3.1 3.9 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 9.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 123.2 117.4 146.8 175.4 180.9 138.3 142.3 182.7 136.8 157.4 138.1 135.8 1,775.1
Source #1: 平年値(年・月ごとの値)
Source #2: (record temperatures) 観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)

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