Weather in Kanazawa, in 5 minutes to understand

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This is shinta_in_japan.
Today’s topic is ‘Weather in Kanazawa ’.

In this article, I would like to introduce climate of Kanazawa, with itemized style. You might learn weather in Kanazawa with 5 minutes of reading.

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Weather Conditions

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Kanazawa city is located in Japan sea side, where there’s snowing more than Pacific Ocean side. Please kindly refer to the number of days in each weather conditions, in average, based on statistics of past 30 years by JMA, as of 2020.

  • Sunny day (sunshine ratio more than 40%)
    • 159.9 days in a year
  • Rainy day (Rain more than 1mm)
    • 176.8 days in a year
  • Snowing day (Snow/Rain can be duplicated)
    • 73.9 days in a year (Nov-Apr)
  • Snowfall Record
    • In a day : 84 cm (2001/1/15)
    • Total : 181 cm (1963/1/27)
  • Rainy Season
    • Start : Around 12th. June
    • End : Around 24th. July
  • Typhoon (approaching to 300 km)
    • 2.5 times in a year (Jun-Oct)

**JMA = Governmental office, Japan Meteorological Agency

Temperature

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Although there is snowing in winter, summer in Kanazawa city is very hot. For your easy understanding, I would like to summarize temperature in Kanazawa city, based on statistics of JMA, as follows.

  • High temperature
    • Above 30℃ : 41.1 days in a year (Apr-Oct)
    • Above 35℃ : 2.3 days in a year (Jul-Sep)
  • Low temperature
    • Below 0℃ : 26.2 days in a year (Dec-Mar)
  • Record (Day High)
    • + 38.5℃ (2018/7/19)
    • – 3.1℃ (1931/1/11)
  • Record (Day Low)
    • + 29.7℃ (2019/8/15)
    • – 9.7℃ (1904/1/27)
  • Monthly average
    • High : + 6.8 ℃ (Jan) / + 30.9 ℃ (Aug)
    • Low : + 0.7 ℃ (Feb) / + 23.7 ℃ (Aug)
    • Ave : + 3.8 ℃ (Jan) / + 27.0 ℃ (Aug)

Daytime activities

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Kanazawa city is located at lat 36°35’N at long 136E. To enjoy various activities outside in Kanazawa, length of daytime is very important factor. For the convenience of visitors, I would like to summarize it as follows:

  • Summer Solstice
    • Sunrise : around 04:35
    • Sunset : around 19:15
    • Daytime : around 14h40min
  • Winter Solstice
    • Sunrise : around 07:02
    • Sunset : around 16:41
    • Daytime : around 9h40min
  • Spring Equinox
    • Sunrise : around 05:57
    • Sunset : around 18:05
  • Autumn Equinox
    • Sunrise : around 05:41
    • Sunset : around 17:50

** Data by National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Biological information

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Kanazawa is a city with rich culture and beautiful scenery in each season. Following biological data is based on observation by JMA. Please refer it as benchmarks to find season in Kanazawa.

  • Sakura (Winter >> Spring)
    • Opening
      • Average : 4th. April
      • Earliest : 26th. March (2002)
      • Latest : 17th. April (1984)
    • Full blossom
      • Average : 10th.April
      • Earliest : 1st. April (2004)
      • Latest : 20th. April (1984)
  • Cicada shrills (Rainy season >> Summer)
    • First shrills of brown cicada
      • Average : 16th. July
      • Earliest : 1st. July (2016)
      • Latest : 27th. July (1957)
  • Japanese silver grass (Summer >> Autumn)
    • Opening
      • Average : 9th. August
      • Earliest : 30th. June(1998)
      • Latest : 10th. September (1964)
  • Ginkgo tree (Autumn >> Winter)
    • Fallen leaves
      • Average : 25th. November
      • Earliest : 10th. November (2015)
      • Latest : 15th. December (1959)

Postscript

That’s all today.
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I often visit Kanazawa area, as my family in row live there. In winter, weather is not so good. It’s saying that we have to go out with umbrellas, even forgetting lunch box. I hope this article could assist you to learn climate in Kanazawa.

In the end, thank you very much for your reading and see you again !

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