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In January, Tokyo gets the coldest temperatures out of the year with the average high and average low temperatures ranging between 46°F (8°C) and 36°F (2°C). It’s also the driest month of the year with just 43 mm of rainfall.
February brings slightly warmer temperatures during the day with the high temperature average increasing by 2 degrees to 48°F (9°C). Meanwhile, the low temperature average remains the same at 36°F (2°C).
In March, rainfall averages increase to 94 mm. The average high temperature sees a sizeable increase to 54°F (12°C) alongside the average low temperatures which goes up to 41°F (5°C).
Tokyo Weather in April: Spring weather is beautiful in April. The high temperatures make a nearly 10-degree increase to 63°F (17°C). The low temperature averages make a similar jump to 50°F (10°C).
May sees warmer temperatures with spring near its end. The average high temperature climbs to 70°F (21°C) while the average low temperature increases to 57°F (14°C).
In June, the precipitation average is at its highest for the whole year at 181 mm despite the start of the summer season. Temperatures are at 75°F (24°C) for the high temperature average and 64°F (18°C) for the low temperature average.
July as summer continues, the average high and average low temperatures measure in at 82°F (28°C) and 72°F (22°C) respectively.
Tokyo Weather in August: The hottest annual weather comes to Tokyo in August with average high temperatures peaking at 84°F (29°C). The average low temperature is also at its peak at 73°F (23°C). Meanwhile, it’s a beautiful time to head to nearby lakes and beaches as the sea temperature is at 79°F (26°C).
In September, precipitation averages are relatively high with 181 mm of expected rainfall. The high temperatures average at 79°F (26°C) while low temperature averages are at a cool 68°F (20°C).
October sees the climate continuing to cool with the average high temperature decreases by over 10 degrees to 68°F (20°C). The average low temperature decreases by nearly the same amount to 59°F (15°C). Meanwhile, October also receives the lowest daily average of sunshine with just 4 hours per day.
In November, the precipitation average decreases to 84 mm. The average high and average low temperatures also decrease significantly to 59°F (15°C) and 48°F (9°C) respectively.
Tokyo Weather in December: Despite the winter season, December receives the highest daily sunshine average of the year with 6 hours of sunlight per day. The average high temperature drops down to 52°F (11°C) while the average low temperature sinks to 39°F (4°C).
There’s no shortage of incredible things to see and do in Tokyo, but as one of the most populated cities in the world, planning ahead can make the difference in your trip. The best time to visit Tokyo for the best climate, temperature and volume of tourists is definitely between the fall months of September and November. If you want to visit when tourist crowds are at their lowest, the best time to come is in the winter months of December through February. Tokyo’s parks and urban spaces are at their best in between March and May, just make sure you’re ready for the crowds as well.
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