March brings rainy and cloudy days in Hiroshima City and Miyajima Island, unlike the sunny days of February. March is the month of transition from winter to spring, and therefore the weather is unstable. However, from mid-March onward, the weather gradually stabilizes and the cherry blossoms begin to bloom in late March.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in March in Hiroshima City and on Miyajima Island?

March is the transition month from winter to spring, with cold days and warm days. This makes us Japanese wonder every morning what clothes to wear. Basically, it is a good idea to have a light coat ready for when it gets cold. For more information on what to wear in winter and spring in Japan, please refer to the following articles

Can I see cherry blossoms in Hiroshima city in March?

Yes, cherry blossoms begin to bloom around the end of March. However, due to global warming, some years the cherry blossoms bloom earlier than others.

Weather in Hiroshima in early March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in March2

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN- MARCH 9, 2017: the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima city = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 8.2℃  (46.8°F)
13.0℃  (55.4°F)
4.1℃ (39.4°F)
35.5 mm (1.40 inch)
0 cm (0 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in mid-March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in March3

Hiroshima, Japan – March 16, 2016: A Japanese family is washing hands in the well of a Japanese shrine = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 9.5℃  (49.1°F)
14.7℃  (58.5°F)
4.9 ℃ (40.8°F)
37.8 mm (1.49 inch)
0 cm (0 inch)

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

Weather in Hiroshima in late March

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Hiroshima in March4

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on March 27, 2015 in Hiroshima, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Hiroshima 10.7℃  (51.3°F)
15.7℃  (60.3°F)
6.4℃ (43.5°F)
45.0 mm (1.77 inch)
0 cm (0 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 & spring

For winter & spring clothes, please refer to the following articles.

Monthly weather in Hiroshima

Below are articles about the weather in Hiroshima. 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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