If you go to Osaka in July, please be prepared for hot weather. Osaka, like other major Honshu cities, is very hot in July and August. Please be careful as there are many people who have a heat stroke every year. On this page, I will discuss the weather in Osaka in July.

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Below are articles on the weather in Tokyo and Hokkaido in July. 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 July (overview)

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in July

Graph: Temperature change in Osaka in July

※ 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 Tokyo. But in summer it is somewhat hotter and more humid than Tokyo.

In early July, the rainy season is still in effect. The rainy season ends roughly around the 20th of July. At the latest, Osaka will enter the summer at that time.

In summer, the maximum temperature in Osaka exceeds 35 degrees and it is also damp. For these reasons it is dangerous to walk outdoors for a long time. There are days when it is very dangerous to exercise outside.

I would like you to come to Japan but I cannot help being honest when I say that Japan’s summer is very hot.

I used to live in Osaka. From that experience, I have concluded that Osaka is a bit hotter than Tokyo. This has been proved by weather data as well.

The city area in Osaka, except Osaka Castle Park etc., is less green and the asphalt road absorbs the strong sunlight making it hotter. If you are going to sightsee in Osaka during July, please be careful to avoid having a heat stroke.

When outside, please try to drink water frequently. If possible, from time to time, please rest yourself in a cool air-conditioned building.

The temperature is slightly lower in the morning and will decrease from the evening to night. I encourage you to walk outside during these times as it is more efficient.

 

Osaka weather in early July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 34.8
Minimum air temperature 21.7
Total precipitation 278.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 34%
July 5, 2018: People with umbrellas wait to cross wet street in heavy rain = Shutterstock

July 5, 2018: People with umbrellas wait to cross wet street in heavy rain = Shutterstock

In early July, beaches will be open around Osaka. It is finally summer. However, the rainy season is not over yet. There is a lot of rain, as well as hot and humid days.

Sunrise time in early July in Osaka is approximately 4:50 and sunset time is approximately 19:15.

 

Osaka weather in the middle of July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 38.0
Minimum air temperature 25.5
Total precipitation 0 mm
Fine weather ratio 65%
JULY 18, 2017: Unidentified people walking at the market of Osaka shopping and visit seafood prices in shop in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

JULY 18, 2017: Unidentified people walking at the market of Osaka shopping and visit seafood prices in shop in Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

The rainy season continues in Osaka throughout the middle of July. However, depending on the year, the rainy season may end early and the days may be very hot and sunny.

The sunrise time in mid-July in Osaka is approximately 4:56 and the sunset time is approximately 19:12.

 

Osaka weather in late July (2018)

Maximum temperature (Celsius) 37.5
Minimum air temperature 24.0
Total precipitation 53.5 mm
Fine weather ratio 61%
July 22, 2017 : Umeda Yukata Festival. A festival featuring the "Yukata" (traditional Japanese clothing) in Umeda, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

July 22, 2017 : Umeda Yukata Festival. A festival featuring the “Yukata” (traditional Japanese clothing) in Umeda, Osaka, Japan = Shutterstock

In late July, the rainy season is over in Osaka and summer will finally arrive. The daytime maximum temperature may be more than 35 degrees Celsius. It is often hot even at night. During this time, summer festivals are held at various places. Please enjoy traditional Japanese summer.

The sunrise time in late July in Osaka is approximately 5:02 and the sunset time is approximately 19:06.

※ Sunrise and sunset times are based on the 2019 data released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. I posted the time on the 5th for early July, the time on the 15th for mid-July, and the time for the 25th for late July.

 

Thank you for reading to the end.

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