In September, Okinawa has a lot of precipitation due to typhoons. If the weather is good, you can enjoy marine sports and other activities, but please pay attention to the weather forecast. Since the days are hot and humid, summer clothes such as short sleeves with good ventilation are recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do typhoons often come to Okinawa in September?

Following July and August, several typhoons hit Okinawa every year in September. When a typhoon hits, flights and boats are suspended for one to two days. Please pay close attention to the weather forecast when you leave for Okinawa and during your stay in Okinawa. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the number of typhoons that have approached within 300 km of JMA observation facilities in Okinawa is as follows.

Number of typhoons that hit Okinawa

year  July  August  September
2021 1 3 1
2020 4 2
2019 1 1 3
2018 3 4 2
2017 3 1 1

※ Source:https://www.data.jma.go.jp/fcd/yoho/typhoon/statistics/accession/okinawa.html

What kind of clothes should I wear in Okinawa in September?

In September, as in July and August, summer clothes with short sleeves and good ventilation are best. Since the sun is very strong in Okinawa in September as well, it is advisable to bring long-sleeved clothes that block the sun, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen cream. For summer clothes, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Okinawa in early September

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in September2

September 17 2018: tourists walking down Kokusai-dori in Naha, Okinawa, Japan Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 28.4℃  (83.1°F)
31.2℃  (88.2°F)
26.2℃ (79.2°F)
105.4 mm (4.15 inch)

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

Weather in Okinawa in mid-September

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in September3

September 14, 2014: people touring Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan, by bicycle = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 28.1℃  (82.6°F)
30.8℃  (87.4°F)
25.9 ℃ (78.6°F)
73.2 mm (2.88 inch)

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

Weather in Okinawa in late September

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Okinawa in September4

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020: a tourist stands on the beach of Kume Island, Okinawa, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Naha 27.2℃  (81.0°F)
30.0℃  (86.0°F)
25.2℃ (77.4°F)
96.6 mm (3.80 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

For summer clothes, please refer to the following article.

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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