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Weather in Kyoto

The best time to visit Kyoto is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when agreeable weather corresponds with a variety of major cultural events. Kyoto is also exceptionally picturesque at these times, with cherry blossoms flowering anytime from late March to early April, and leaves turning gold and red during November. However, the city is extremely crowded during these seasons too, so book accommodation well in advance. Although Kyoto summers (June to August) are particularly hot and humid, its winters are very chilly, though the sights of the ancient capital can be enjoyed throughout the year.

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Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Saturday
OccLightRain
Light drizzle
19
°C
2.5
3
ene
80-100%
1012 mb
poor
Sunday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
29
°C
0
3
w
40-60%
1006 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
27
°C
0.1
11
nw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
31
°C
0
4
s
0-20%
1015 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
34
°C
0.1
2
ssw
0-20%
1012 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
33
°C
0
4
nne
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Friday
ModRainSwrsDay
Moderate or heavy rain shower
30
°C
7.9
3
wnw
0-20%
1009 mb
moderate
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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