In October, Okinawa becomes quieter with far fewer tourists coming to swim in the ocean. The seawater temperature in Okinawa is relatively high, so swimming is possible even if the temperature is a little cooler. However, there is a limit to this, so there are fewer people swimming in the sea during this time of year.

In October, the weather is more comfortable than in mid-summer and there are many sunny days, making it suitable for sightseeing such as historical heritage sites and aquariums.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be typhoons in Okinawa in October?

Typhoons can still strike Okinawa in October. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the number of typhoons that came within 300 km of Okinawa’s weather observation facilities in October was zero in 2021, 1 in 2020, 2 in 2019, and 2 in 2018.

The risk of typhoons is lower than in July, August, and September, but please pay attention to the weather forecast in preparation for typhoons. It is a good idea to bring windbreakers and other clothing to protect against wind and rain.

What should I wear in October in Okinawa?

Basically, summer clothes such as short-sleeved shirts are fine. However, there are no hot days that exceed 30 degrees Celsius, and the mornings and evenings are cooler, so be sure to bring a long-sleeved cardigan or jacket as well. UV rays are still strong, though not as strong as in summer, so sunshade protection, sunglasses, and sun cream are also useful. For summer and autumn clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Weather in Okinawa in early October

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in October2

Cow Pulling Cart in Okinawa, Japan on 9 October 2016 = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 26.5℃  (79.7°F)
29.2℃  (84.6°F)
24.5℃ (76.1°F)
63.1 mm (2.48 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Okinawa in mid-October

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in October3

Naha, Japan – October 11, 2015: Naha Giant Tug of War at 2015. “Tug of war” are held throughout the island as thanksgiving for an abundant harvest and a prayer for rain, with a history of 560 years = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 25.6℃  (78.1°F)
28.2℃  (82.8°F)
23.6 ℃ (74.5°F)
61.4 mm (2.42 inch)

※Source:  All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Weather in Okinawa in late October

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in October4

Okinawa, Japan – October 25, 2017: Japanese schoolgirls in uniform posing for their friend in front of a shop window = Shuttestock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 24.5℃  (76.1°F)
27.1℃  (80.8°F)
22.4℃ (72.3°F)
54.7 mm (2.15 inch)

※ Source: All figures are the average for 30 years of 1991-2020 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

What to wear in Japan during summer & autumn

For summer and autumn clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Monthly weather in Okinawa

Below are articles about the weather in Okinawa. Click on the month of interest to see articles about that month.

January February March
April May June
July August September
October November December

Weather in tourist destinations around Japan

Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.

Tokyo Osaka Kyoto
Hokkaido Sendai Nagano
Nagoya Hiroshima Fukuoka
Okinawa

 

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