In the area around Fukuoka City, located on the northern coast of Kyushu, the warm current (Tsushima Current) flowing north of Kyushu keeps the days relatively mild even in December. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the average December temperature (1991-2020) is 9.1 degrees Celsius in Fukuoka City, compared to 7.7 degrees Celsius in Tokyo. However, like other cities on the Sea of Japan side, there are many clouds coming in from the Sea of Japan, and the days are often dull and dreary. Generally, Kyushu Island is associated with warmth, so some travelers find Fukuoka surprisingly cold.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear in December in Fukuoka?

Located on the northern shore of Kyushu Island, Fukuoka City is relatively warm due to the warm currents flowing north of Kyushu. So, as long as you are protected from the cold by basic winter clothing (coat, down jacket, etc.), you can comfortably enjoy sightseeing. For more information on winter fashion in Japan, please refer to the following article.

Does it snow in December in Fukuoka?

No, it rarely snows in December in Fukuoka City. In general, cities on the Sea of Japan side of the country often have snow in winter, but as for Fukuoka City, it almost never snows. Instead, sunny days are few and far between, and the days are often dreary and cloudy.

Weather in Fukuoka in early December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in December2

Fukuoka, Japan – December 9, 2015: Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine is one of the main shrines dedicated to Tenjin = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 10.3℃  (50.5°F)
14.0℃  (57.2°F)
7.0℃ (44.6°F)
26.4 mm (1.04 inch)

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

Weather in Fukuoka in mid-December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in December3

FUKUOKA, JAPAN – December 10, 2015: Travellers are walikng in the rainning day at Shopping street to Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 8.8℃  (47.8°F)
12.2℃  (54.0°F)
5.7 ℃ (42.3°F)
18.4 mm (0.72 inch)

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

Weather in Fukuoka in late December

Sightseeing scenery that simply shows the weather and clothes in Fukuoka in December4

26 December 2015. Kushida-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka, Japan. Dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo, it is said to have been founded in 757 = Shutterstock

Average temperature
Highest temperature
(Lowest temperature)
Total precipitation
(Total snowfall depth)
Fukuoka 8.1℃  (46.6°F)
11.7℃  (53.1°F)
4.8℃ (40.6°F)
22.7 mm (0.89 inch)
0 cm (0 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 winter

For winter clothes, please refer to the following article.

Monthly weather in Fukuoka

Below are articles about the weather in Fukuoka. 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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