On this page, I will explain about the weather in Hokkaido in September. September is the time of transition from summer to autumn. So, in Hokkaido, it gets pretty cool even in the daytime. The weather is a bit unstable and the days of rain increase. But at the same time, the number of tourists is considerably reduced compared to August. You will be able to travel leisurely.

Below are articles about the monthly weather in Hokkaido. Click on an article if you want to know more.

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

Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Osaka in September. 

Q & A about Hokkaido in September

Does snow fall in September in Hokkaido?

Basically, no snow falls in Hokkaido in September. However, it starts snowing in September at the top of mountain areas such as Daisetsuzan.

Are flowers blooming in Hokkaido in September?

Even in September, beautiful flowers are blooming in Hokkaido. However, lavender flowers are not blooming.

How cold is Hokkaido in September?

In September, the morning and evening are pretty cool.

What kind of clothes should we wear in September in Hokkaido?

Autumn clothes are desirable in Hokkaido in September. For the fall clothes in Japan, please refer to the following article.

When is the best time to visit Hokkaido?

If you want to enjoy the winter snow scene, January and February are the best seasons. If you want to see beautiful flower fields, July and August are the best.

 

Weather in Hokkaido in September (overview)

Temperature change in Hokkaido (Sapporo) in September

Graph: Temperature change in Hokkaido (Sapporo) in September

Graph: Temperature change in Hokkaido (Sapporo) in September

※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years (1981-2010)

As you can see from the above graph, the temperature gradually falls in Hokkaido in September. It will be very cool in late September.

Overview

Even in Hokkaido, the high daytime temperatures almost never exceed 30 degrees Celsius in September. However, the major tourist areas still have beautiful summer views. At Furano and other sightseeing spots, beautiful flowers are waiting for you. I think that you can enjoy a pleasant journey.

However, please note that in September, typhoons or temperate cyclones may strike. When heavy rain or wind blows, airplanes and trains will stop. In order not to get caught in such a trouble, please get the latest weather forecast from the net or TV. Please bring an umbrella with you.

In Hokkaido, the difference of the temperature in the day is intense throughout the year. It will be chilled a lot in September in the morning and evening. The minimum temperature of the day may be less than 10 degrees Celsius. It’s pretty cold, so let’s prepare clothes such as jumpers.

If you are planning to visit the highlands such as Daisetsuzan, winter clothes are necessary. In Daisetsuzan, winter comes at the summit in mid September. In late September, snow may accumulate to the knee height at the summit of the mountain.

Below is the meteorological data of Hokkaido in September released by Japan Meteorological Agency. please refer.

 

Hokkaido weather in early September

Map of Hokkaido

Map of Hokkaido

Weather data in Hokkaido (early Sptember)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo 24.3℃ (16.5℃) 49.5mm (–)
Otaru 23.7℃ (16.1℃) 44.8mm (–)
Asahikawa 23.8℃ (13.8℃) 52.1mm (–)
Biei 23.0℃ (11.9℃) 45.8mm (–)
Furano 23.8℃ (℃) 13.3mm (–)
Wakkanai 21.3℃ (15.9℃) 39.3mm (–)
Abashiri 21.8℃ (14.8℃) 34.8mm (–)
Utoro 21.3℃ (13.4℃) 43.2mm (–)
Nemuro 20.0℃ (14.4℃) 47.7mm (–)
Kushiro 20.9℃ (14.3℃) 54.6mm (–)
Obihiro 23.2℃ (14.5℃) 50.2mm (–)
Hakodate 24.3℃ (16.5℃) 60.8mm (–)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

10 September 2016 - Television tower at Odori Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

10 September 2016 – Television tower at Odori Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

It will be considerably cooler in early September than in August. Even during the day, it is relatively comfortable.

The above picture was taken at Odori Park, the center of Sapporo. As you can see in this photo, the sky will be quite blue and high in early September. This is the autumn sky.

The sunrise time in Sapporo in early September is around 5:02 and the sunset time is around 18:04.

The sunrise time at Nemuro located on the east side of Hokkaido is about 4:45 and the sunset time is about 17:47.

 

Hokkaido weather in the middle of September

Weather data in Hokkaido (middle of September)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo 22.5℃ (14.2℃) 43.2mm (–)
Otaru 22.0℃ (14.0℃) 38.9mm (–)
Asahikawa 21.7℃ (11.2℃) 40.0mm (–)
Biei 20.9℃ (9.1℃) 37.7mm (–)
Furano 21.6℃ (10.5℃) 38.9mm (–)
Wakkanai 19.9℃ (14.1℃) 38.1mm (–)
Abashiri 20.3℃ (13.1℃) 43.9mm (–)
Utoro 19.6℃ (11.6℃) 48.4mm (–)
Nemuro 18.9℃ (13.4℃) 68.6mm (–)
Kushiro 19.8℃ (12.6℃) 53.5mm (–)
Obihiro 21.6℃ (12.2℃) 48.0mm (–)
Hakodate 22.8℃ (14.1℃) 42.8mm (–)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

September 19: View of Otaru music box museum in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

September 19: View of Otaru music box museum in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

In the middle of September, even in major cities such as Sapporo, the minimum temperature in the morning and evening will drop to around 10 degrees Celsius. During the day you may be sweaty and hot, but it will be cold after the evening, so bring a long sleeve coat.

The sunrise time in Sapporo in mid-September is about 5:13 and the sunset time is about 17:46.

The sunrise time at Nemuro located on the east side of Hokkaido is about 4:56 and the sunset time is about 17:29.

 

Hokkaido weather in late September

Weather data in Hokkaido (late September)

Highest temperature

(Lowest temperature)

Total precipitation

(Total snowfall depth)

Sapporo 20.4℃ (11.8℃) 42.5mm (–)
Otaru 19.9℃ (11.7℃) 41.9mm (–)
Asahikawa 19.3℃ (8.5℃) 38.9mm (–)
Biei 18.5℃ (6.5℃) 34.8mm (–)
Furano 19.3℃ (7.9℃) 42.2mm (–)
Wakkanai 17.9℃ (12.0℃) 46.1mm (–)
Abashiri 18.6℃ (10.8℃) 29.6mm (–)
Utoro 17.8℃ (9.5℃) 37.3mm (–)
Nemuro 17.6℃ (11.7℃) 50.7mm (–)
Kushiro 18.3℃ (10.2℃) 47.5mm (–)
Obihiro 19.7℃ (9.6℃) 39.9mm (–)
Hakodate 21.0℃ (11.8℃) 48.9mm (–)

※ All figures are the average for 30 years of 1981-2010 announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency

Hokkaido at this time seen in photos

September 26 2016 :The panoramic view through a Window of Usuzan Gondola and ropeway, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

September 26 2016 :The panoramic view through a Window of Usuzan Gondola and ropeway, Hokkaido, Japan = Shutterstock

Weather and sunrise / sunset time

Hokkaido is already autumn in late September. During the day, you will be comfortable. And it’s very cool in the morning and evening, so it’s best to wear solid autumn clothes.

Snow falls on the peaks of Daisetsuzan. If you are lucky, you will be able to see the snow-capped mountains from the plains such as Asahikawa and Biei.

The sunrise time in Sapporo in late September is around 5:24 and the sunset time is around 17:28.

Sunrise time at Nemuro located on the east side of Hokkaido is about 5:07 and sunset time is about 17:11.

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time on the 5th for early September, the time on the 15th for mid-September, and the time for the 25th for late September.

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

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

For Hokkaido, please refer to the following article if you like.

>> Hokkaido! 21 Popular Tourist Areas and 10 Airports

>> New Chitose Airport! Access to Sapporo, Niseko, Furano etc.

 

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