May brings mild, warm days in Sendai City. It is the best season for sightseeing. Recently, due to global warming, the number of days that exceed 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) has been increasing. However, there are still few hot days like summer, so it is easy to spend time in the city.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sendai cooler than Tokyo?

In early May, the average temperature in Tokyo is 17.7 degrees Celsius, while the average temperature in Sendai is 14.3 degrees C. Even in mid to late May, the average temperature in Sendai is lower than in Tokyo. Sendai is slightly cooler than Tokyo.

Weather in Sendai in early May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Sendai in May2

SENDAI,JAPAN – 1 May 2014 : The view from where Aoba Castle once stood . Now all that is left of the castle are remnants of the outer stone walls and a guard tower = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 14.3℃  (57.7°F)
19.2℃  (66.6°F)
10.2 ℃ (50.4°F)
28.8mm (1.13 inch)

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

Weather in Sendai in mid-May

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather in Sendai in May3

SENDAI, JAPAN – 15 May 2016 : Scenery of the Sparrow dance of Aoba Matsuri Festival in Sendai, Japan = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 15.2℃  (59.4°F)
19.7℃  (67.5°F)
11.4 ℃ (52.5°F)
37.9 mm (1.49 inch)

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

Weather in Sendai in late May

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Sendai 17.0℃  (62.6°F)
21.6℃  (70.9°F)
13.3℃ (55.9°F)
43.5 mm (1.71 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 spring

For spring clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Sendai

Below are articles about the weather in Sendai. 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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