When is the best time to go to Matsushima

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Matsushima, Japan. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Matsushima weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Matsushima are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Matsushima January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
4°C 44mm 5.3hrs 10.8hrs 12°C

The weather in January in Matsushima is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

January is in the winter in Matsushima and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (40°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 44mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in January »

February

Matsushima February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
5°C 51mm 5.6hrs 11.7hrs 11°C

February in Matsushima is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

February is in the winter in Matsushima and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 51mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in February »

March

Matsushima March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 69mm 6.2hrs 12.8hrs 10°C

The weather in March in Matsushima is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Matsushima for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Matsushima and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (47°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 69mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in March »

April

Matsushima April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 94mm 6.6hrs 14.1hrs 12°C

Matsushima's weather in April is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

April is in the spring in Matsushima and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 5°C (42°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 94mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in April »

May

Matsushima May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 104mm 7.1hrs 15.2hrs 16°C

May is a damp month in Matsushima and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

May is in the spring in Matsushima and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (67°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 104mm 4.1 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in May »

June

Matsushima June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 120mm 5.4hrs 10.8hrs 19°C

June is a damp month in Matsushima and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Matsushima, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Matsushima and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Matsushima with around 120mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in June »

July

Matsushima July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 140mm 5hrs 11.7hrs 22°C

July in Matsushima is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Matsushima, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Matsushima and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 140mm 5.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in July »

August

Matsushima August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 146mm 6hrs 12.8hrs 24°C

The weather in August in Matsushima is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Matsushima, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Matsushima and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (83°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 146mm 5.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in August »

September

Matsushima September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 163mm 4.6hrs 14.1hrs 23°C

Matsushima's weather in September is typically warm, humid and wet in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it a good time to visit Matsushima.

September is in the fall / autumn in Matsushima and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 163mm 6.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in September »

October

Matsushima October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 107mm 5.2hrs 15.2hrs 20°C

October is a damp month in Matsushima and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

October is in the fall / autumn in Matsushima and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 107mm 4.2 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in October »

November

Matsushima November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 72mm 5hrs 10.8hrs 18°C

Matsushima's weather in November is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

November is in the fall / autumn in Matsushima and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 5°C (40°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 72mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in November »

December

Matsushima December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 40mm 4.8hrs 11.7hrs 15°C

December in Matsushima is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Matsushima.

December is in the winter in Matsushima and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Matsushima with around 40mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Matsushima weather in December »

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Matsushima weather stats

Matsushima weather statistics
Hottest month: August 28°C 82.4°F
Driest month: December 40mm 1.6ins
Sunniest month: January 5.3hrs
Coldest month: January 4.4°C 39.9°F
Wettest month: September 163mm 6.4ins
Warmest sea: August 24.3°C 75.7°F
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