If you go to Osaka in March, what kind of clothes should you pack in your suitcase? In March, Osaka is in transition from winter to spring. There are times with rather warm days, but there are also many cold days, so please do not forget winter clothes such as jumpers. On this page, I will explain the weather in Osaka in March.

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Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in March. If you plan to go to Hokkaido as well as Tokyo, please note that the weather in Hokkaido is quite different from Tokyo.

Weather in Osaka in March (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in March

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in March

※ 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)

The weather in Osaka is roughly the same as that of Honshu in Japan, such as Tokyo. As in other cities, the weather is slightly unstable in March. There are relatively many cloudy and rainy days with possible strong winds.

In early March, there are very cold days like winter. However, it will gradually become warmer in the middle of March. In late March, the warm spring-like days will increase.

By this time Japanese people will be looking forward to the day when cherry blossoms will bloom.
However, cherry blossoms blooming in Osaka are a bit slower than Tokyo. This is because Osaka is slightly colder than Tokyo in winter.

In Osaka, the cherry blossoms usually bloom around March 28th every year. It is from the beginning of April that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

Below is the meteorological data of Osaka announced by the Japan Weather Association. Please refer to it when you prepare for your trip.

 

Osaka weather in early March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 21.0
Minimum air temperature 3.2
Total precipitation 60.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 47%
March 3 2019: Osaka castle Park and tourist, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 3 2019: Osaka castle Park and tourist, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In early March, the minimum temperature is slightly higher in the morning and evening as compared to February. There are also warm times during the day. So people who aren’t wearing winter coats will rise in number around the city.

The weather may be unstable and cold with more frequent rainy days.

In early March, sunrise time in Osaka is about 6:23 and sunset time is about 17:57.

 

Osaka weather in the middle of March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 21.6
Minimum air temperature 1.7
Total precipitation 37.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 58%
March 12, 2018 : People walking in the Dotonburi, Osaka. Dotonburi is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 12, 2018 : People walking in the Dotonburi, Osaka. Dotonburi is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In the middle of March, warm days will increase as if it were spring. But at the same time, a cold day comes as if it had returned to winter.

During this time, even people living in Japan may wonder what kind of clothes to wear. In any case, please prepare winter clothes such as jumpers.

In mid-March, sunrise time in Osaka is around 6:10 and sunset time is around 18:05.

 

Osaka weather in late March (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 23.7
Minimum air temperature 3.8
Total precipitation 40.0%
Fine weather ratio 74%
March 28, 2018: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

March 28, 2018: Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

By late March, the warm days will increase even more. The weather is still unstable and rainy days are common.

By the end of March, the cherry blossoms finally begin to bloom. Looking at the cherry blossoms, people realize that spring has come.

During this time, it is still cold in the morning and evening, so please continue to wear winter clothes such as jumpers.

In late March, the sunrise time in Osaka is about 5:56 and the sunset time is about 18:13.

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time of the 5th for the beginning of March, the time of the 15th for the middle of March, and the time of the 25th for the end of March.

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

For Osaka, please refer to the following articles if you like.

>> Winter Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Spring Wear in Japan! What should you wear?

>> Osaka! 17 Best Tourist Attractions: Dotonbori, Umeda, USJ etc.

>> Kansai Airport (KIX)! How to get to Osaka, Kyoto / Explore Terminals 1, 2

 

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