In Tokyo, the weather is unstable as March is a time to shift from winter to spring. If you plan to travel to Tokyo in March, please do not forget your umbrella. On this page, I will tell you about the weather in Tokyo during the month of March based on weather data released by the Japan Weather Association.
Below are articles on the weather in Osaka 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.
For spring clothes, please refer to the following article.
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Weather and Clothing in Tokyo in March (general conditions)
※ Based on the data released by the Japan Meteorological Agency. Both high and low temperature data are averages over the past 30 years.
In March, warm air flows up from the South. For this reason, the wind is generally strong in March. There are many cloudy days and it rains a lot.
The maximum temperature sometimes exceeds 20 degrees. However, it is not yet completely spring. The following day can sometimes drop by about 10 degrees and you could be trembling with cold.
Through a cycle of warm and cold weather it will gradually become spring in this way.
In March, the weather is unstable and the temperature changes rapidly. So even Japanese people are worried about what to wear every day.
If you travel to Tokyo in March, bring a coat or jumper. If you are walking in Tokyo and feel hot, take off your coat and adjust your body temperature.
At this time of year, the Japanese often think “When will the cherry blossoms bloom?”. Cherry blossoms are preparing to flower during this time. When the warm days become more consistent from the end of March to the beginning of April, the cherry blossoms begin to seemingly bloom in an instant.
Weather and Clothing in Tokyo in Early March
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||21.2|
|Minimum air temperature||2.8|
|Total precipitation||152.0 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||43 %|
In January and February, the weather is stable in Tokyo for a long time with consistent sunny days. However, in early March the weather becomes unstable and there will be more rainy days.
It can be very warm in early March. However, please be careful as it may return to winter again. A coat is necessary. A scarf and gloves may be required.
In early March, sunrise time in Tokyo is around 6:07 and sunset time is around 17:39.
Weather and Clothing in Tokyo in Mid-March
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||22.1|
|Minimum air temperature||3.1|
|Total precipitation||14.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||51 %|
In mid-March, there are sometimes warm days like April and May. After several days of warm weather, cherry trees begin to prepare for flowering. However, in Tokyo, cherry blossoms usually do not bloom in the middle of March. It can be cold, so please have a coat ready.
In mid-March, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 5:53 and sunset time is approximately 17:48.
Weather and Clothing in Tokyo in Late March
|Maximum temperature (Celsius)||24.2|
|Minimum air temperature||1.7|
|Total precipitation||53.5 mm|
|Fine weather ratio||65 %|
By the end of March, Tokyo will have a few rather warm days and cherry blossoms will begin to bloom. We Japanese people realize that spring has come because of the flowering of cherry blossoms.
Even though the days are warm, the mornings and evenings can still be chilly, so please come prepared with warm clothing.
In late March, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 5:39 and sunset time is approximately 17:56.
※ 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.
Monthly weather in Tokyo
Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo. Click on the month you want to know more about.
Weather in tourist destinations around Japan
Below are pages showing the climates of various regions in Japan at the same time of the year.
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