Over the weekend, Tokyo caught a dusting of snow! Although the snow has since melted, the area is still seeing cool evening temperatures that look to continue through the week. Meanwhile, we have an updated pollen forecast if you suffer from hay fever and will be traveling to Japan this spring. Read on as we cover this week's forecast and more!
What's the weather like in Tokyo? Forecast for February 11-17: Mostly clear with winter temperatures!
Tokyo is looking to be brisk and under partly cloudy skies for the week ahead, with highs around 10°C (50°F) and lows around freezing. While showers or snow are not forecast, however there is a possibility of showers either early or late on Friday.
What to pack for Tokyo?
・It's colder - prepare for winter weather.
・Bringing a winter jacket and sweater is recommended; you will want thermals and warmer wear in layers particularly if you'll be traveling into the higher elevations.
・Be sure to bring long-sleeved shirts and jeans, with warmer socks and sneakers or shoes. Hat and gloves are recommended too.
Flowers beginning to bloom around Tokyo
The Tokyo area continues to see plum blossoms opening as well as some of the winter-blooming sakura. Plum season tends to be from early February until mid-March in the greater Tokyo area. To find out where to catch these gorgeous perfumed flowers, be sure to check out the link below!
What's the weather like in Japan? Weather Forecast for February 11-17
Looking at the weather forecast for the rest of Japan, most areas will be seeing mixed weather, with flurries expected in the higher elevations and northern territory.
Snow is expected in Hokkaido and in the north country on Wednesday and Thursday. Daytime highs will be freezing, with evening temperatures dipping down to around -9℃. If you will be heading to Hokkaido or to the Tohoku region, be sure to pack warm clothes fit for winter, including winter boots and a good cold-weather jacket.
Meanwhile, the greater Osaka and Kyoto area as well as Fukuoka and northern Kyushu are expected to see cloudy skies for much of the week ahead, with showers likely around Friday. Daytime highs will be brisk, around 10°C (50°F) with lows in the single digits. Dressing for winter is advised.
As for Okinawa (Naha), rain is expected for much of this week. Daytime temperatures will be comfortably in the lower 20s℃ for much of the week.
Special: Japan 2019 Hay Fever forecast
Spring in Japan brings a large amount of pollen with it, with cedar and cypress the more prominent sources. Although not everyone has seasonal allergies, if you do experience hay fever in your home country, you may wish to consider taking hay fever medication ahead of time to prepare.
Other recommended articles for winter 2019
See the links below for more on upcoming fun events and festivals!
Source for forecast and images: Japan Meteorological Agency website / http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
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