Fukuoka Weather, When to Go and Climate Information

(Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan)

Picture of the skyline at Momochi BeachAs with the Fukuoka Prefecture, the city of Fukuoka offers a fairly moderate climate, with an average of five hours of sunshine each day and frequent cloudy skies. Warm weather can be expected during much of the year in Fukuoka, and although the winters can feel rather cold, temperatures rarely fall below freezing at night-time and daytimes average at least 10°C / 50°F in both January and February, the city's coldest months.

Fukuoka offers approximately 180 cm / 71 inches of rainfall during the year, with rainy weather being spread fairly evenly month by month and by no means excessive. However, there are slightly higher levels of precipitation during the winter months and also the brief summer rainy season (tsuyu) during June and the beginning of July, when humidity levels rise.

View of Canal City

Seasonal Climate Variations / When to Go

The springtime climate in Fukuoka is warm, pleasant and a great time to visit the city, with the city being filled with cherry blossoms in March and April. Temperatures begin to climb quickly from the end of March and soon reach more than 20°C / 68°F or more in May, topping 32°C / 90°F or even 35°C / 95°F during July and August. Air conditioning is essential at this time of the year and most hotels and large department stores oblige.

Whilst Fukuoka has four seasons, it is known for having six quite distinctive clothing periods, which are strongly influenced by the seasonal weather, temperatures, humidity levels, cool evenings and strong typhoon winds around September and October. The climate in Fukuoka during fall is especially appealing and many people choose to visit the area in this season, when the days are mild and slightly drier than other months, and the evenings a little chilly. In the winters, occasional short-lived snow flurries are not unknown around the city and beyond.

Fukuoka Weather and Climate Chart (Averages)



10°C / 50°F
2°C / 36°F


10°C / 50°F
3°C / 37°F


14°C / 57°F
6°C / 43°F


18°C / 64°F
10°C / 50°F


23°C / 73°F
15°C / 59°F


26°C / 79°F
19°C / 66°F


31°C / 88°F
23°C / 73°F


32°C / 90°F
25°C / 77°F


27°C / 81°F
20°C / 68°F


23°C / 73°F
15°C / 59°F


17°C / 63°F
9°C / 48°F


12°C / 54°F
5°C / 41°F