In April, the area around Fukuoka City welcomes full-blown spring, with mild and warm days. In the Fukuoka City area, cherry blossoms bloom earlier than in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, etc., usually around March 31, and by early April, the cherry blossoms begin to fall, soon giving way to the beautiful season of fresh greenery. Since Fukuoka is located near the Chinese mainland, yellow sand is blown from the deserts of China every year from March to May by the prevailing westerly winds. Especially in April, the largest amount of yellow sand arrives in Fukuoka. If the sky is hazy with yellow sand, we recommend wearing a mask or other precautionary measures.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is yellow sand?

Yellow sand is the sand of deserts such as the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts on the Eurasian continent, and is carried to Japan by the prevailing westerlies. Kosa comes to Japan throughout the year, but the amount is particularly large from March to May every year. Especially April is the most popular month. According to the results of observations made by the Japan Meteorological Agency at 11 locations across Japan for 30 years from 1991 to 2020, yellow sand was observed for an average of 4.4 days in March, 6.2 days in April, and 2.2 days in May. Every year in Japan, yellow sand is observed most frequently in Fukuoka.

The effects of yellow sands vary from person to person. Some have no effect at all. On the other hand, some people experience sneezing, sore throats, and sore eyes. In Fukuoka, etc., yellow sand will be reported in the weather forecast, so please pay attention to the weather forecast during your stay in Fukuoka. If the sky is hazy with yellow sand, take precautions such as wearing a mask and not staying outdoors too long.

Can I see cherry blossoms in Fukuoka in April?

In early April, cherry blossoms are still in bloom in Fukuoka. However, in Fukuoka, cherry blossoms usually start blooming around March 22 and are in full bloom around March 31. So if you want to see cherry blossoms in Fukuoka, you may want to travel in late March.

In Fukuoka Prefecture, there is a flower park called Kawachi Wisteria Garden (Kitakyushu City), famous for its wisteria flowers. Visitors can enjoy a wonderful view of wisteria from mid-April to early May every year, so it is recommended to visit there as well.

What should I wear in Fukuoka in April?

In April, it is warm in Fukuoka City. You can enjoy spring fashions such as cardigans and jackets. For spring clothes, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Fukuoka in early April

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in April2

April 03 2019 : Walking among Japanese towns in Sasaguri,Kasuya District, Fukuoka = Shutterstock

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in April4

Fukuoka, Japan, April, 10, 2017 Full Cherry blossom blooming

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 13.9℃  (57.0°F)
18.3℃  (64.9°F)
10.0℃ (50.0°F)
41.9 mm (1.65 inch)

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

Weather in Fukuoka in mid-April

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 15.4℃  (59.7°F)
19.8℃  (67.6°F)
11.6 ℃ (52.9°F)
36.1mm (1.42 inch)

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

Weather in Fukuoka in late April

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in April5

Fukuoka, Japan – April 30, 2019 : A crowd of tourists crossing the red wooden bridge at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 17.0℃  (62.6°F)
21.5℃  (70.7°F)
13.1℃ (55.6°F)
40.2 mm (1.58 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 winter and spring

For spring clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Fukuoka

Below are articles about the weather in Fukuoka. 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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