In Tokyo, it is very hot in August. Unlike Hokkaido, the humidity is very high in Tokyo. So, if you travel Tokyo in August, bring airy summer clothes. As the air conditioners are listening in the building, you also need a jacket. In August, typhoons may hit Tokyo. So be careful with the latest weather forecast. On this page, I will introduce Tokyo’s weather in August. I also posted a lot of photos taken during this time, please refer to.

Below are articles about the monthly weather in Tokyo.

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

For summer clothes, please refer to the following article.

Weather in Tokyo in August (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in August

Graph: Temperature change in Tokyo in August

※ 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 maximum temperature during the day in Tokyo in August exceeds 30 degrees Celsius almost every day. Recently it has exceeded 35 degrees and has reached nearly 40 degrees. Humidity is also high. If it is dry, I think that it is still easy to spend, but because it is high humidity it will be uncomfortable even if you are not moving

I strongly want many people to visit Japan. So, I started this site. However, I do not want you to feel uncomfortable, I will dare to emphasize. It is very hot in August.

If you go to Tokyo in August, I recommend three things. First, in hot areas such as Tokyo, do not walk around with too much overcrowding schedules. Please be careful not to exhaust your physical strength. From time to time, please take a break at the place where the air conditioner was effective and refill the moisture.

Secondly, I recommend that you take advantage of relatively cool morning and evening and later. I also recommend you go to sightseeing spots where air conditioning worked in the hotest time.

In Japan there is the word “yuu-suzumi” from long ago. This means getting outdoors in the cooler evening. Let’s have fun in “yuu-suzumi” during the evening and sunset (past 7 pm).

Thirdly, I recommend that you go to relatively cool areas such as Hokkaido and highlands of Honshu in addition to Tokyo in August. Combine with Tokyo and make nice memories!

There is a risk that a typhoon will hit Tokyo in August. So be sure to check the latest weather forecast. If the typhoon is coming when you stay in Tokyo, be careful not to tour on a busy schedule.

 

Below, I will introduce the weather data announced by the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Tokyo weather in early August (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 37.3
Minimum air temperature 20.8
Total precipitation 49.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 48 %
August 4 2018: Sensō-ji temple, Tokyo, Japan. Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa = Shutterstock

August 4 2018: Sensō-ji temple, Tokyo, Japan. Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa = Shutterstock

In Tokyo, the hottest days of the year continue from late July to early August. Recently, the daytime maximum temperature may be close to 40 degrees Celsius. The temperature does not go down well even at night. In Tokyo, we don’t sleep well at night without air conditioning.

At this time, please drink water etc. diligently.

In early August, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 4:51, and sunset time is approximately 18:42.

 

 Tokyo weather in the middle of August (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 34.1
Minimum air temperature 18.3
Total precipitation 11.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 52 %
AUGUST 19TH, 2017. Young Japanese girls dressed in traditional yukata in the streets of Tokyo = Shutterstock

AUGUST 19TH, 2017. Young Japanese girls dressed in traditional yukata in the streets of Tokyo = Shutterstock

In mid-August, hot days continue in Tokyo. Every year, many Japanese take summer vacation around August 13-15 and return to their hometown to visit the grave. Therefore, Shinkansen and planes are very crowded, so make sure to book early.

In mid-August, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 4:59 and sunset time is approximately 18:31.

 

Tokyo weather in late August (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 36.0
Minimum air temperature 23.5
Total precipitation 26.0 mm
Fine weather ratio 56 %
AUG 25 : Participants in the Asakusa samba carnival in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

AUG 25 : Participants in the Asakusa samba carnival in Tokyo, Japan = Shutterstock

By late August, the daytime maximum temperatures in Tokyo will be slightly lower. It’s just a little. The morning and evening low temperatures are also only slightly reduced. We feel a little bit of autumn.

In late August, sunrise time in Tokyo is approximately 5:07, and sunset time is approximately 18:19.

※ 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 August, the time of the 15th for the middle of August, and the time of the 25th for the end of August.

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

For more information about Tokyo, please refer to the following articles.

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

>> Best Things to do in Tokyo : Asakusa, Ginza, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Disney etc.

>> Narita Airport! How to get to Tokyo / Explore Terminals 1, 2, 3

 

 

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