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Sapporo Climate & Temperature

  • Sapporo, Japan is at 433'N, 14119'E, 26 m (86 ft). See map.
  • Sapporo has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sapporo is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 8.2 degrees Celsius (46.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 26.3 °C (47.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Sapporo Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 0.1°C (32.2°F) on average falling to -7.1°C (19.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 10.6°C (51.1°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 1.9°C (35.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 24°C (75.3°F) and average low temperatures are 15.6°C (60.1°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 15.2°C (59.4°F) during the day and lows of 6.5°C (43.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1129.6 mm (44.5 inches) which is equivalent to 1129.6 Litres/m (27.71 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1919 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sapporo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Grytviken, South Georgia where you would find a Tundra climate (Boreal rain forest biome).

Sapporo Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (30) -1 (31) 4 (38) 11 (52) 17 (63) 21 (70) 25 (77) 26 (79) 22 (71) 16 (60) 8 (47) 2 (36) 13 (55)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (24) -4 (25) 0 (32) 6 (44) 12 (54) 16 (61) 20 (68) 22 (71) 17 (63) 11 (51) 4 (40) -1 (29) 8 (47)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (17) -8 (18) -4 (25) 2 (36) 7 (45) 12 (54) 17 (62) 18 (65) 13 (55) 6 (43) 1 (33) -5 (23) 4 (40)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 108 (4) 94 (4) 82 (3) 62 (2) 55 (2) 66 (3) 69 (3) 142 (6) 138 (5) 116 (5) 99 (4) 100 (4) 1130 (44)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 17 (55) 14 (50) 12 (39) 10 (33) 8 (26) 9 (30) 9 (29) 10 (32) 11 (37) 12 (39) 13 (43) 15 (48) 140 (38)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 11' 3h 57' 5h 05' 6h 38' 6h 52' 6h 50' 6h 07' 6h 29' 5h 46' 5h 21' 3h 44' 2h 56' 5h 15'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 23' 10h 27' 11h 51' 13h 21' 14h 38' 15h 17' 15h 00' 13h 54' 12h 26' 10h 56' 9h 40' 9h 02' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 35 (65) 39 (61) 44 (56) 50 (50) 47 (53) 45 (55) 41 (59) 47 (53) 47 (53) 50 (50) 39 (61) 33 (67) 44 (56)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 27 36.2 47.1 58.7 67.1 70.4 67.4 59.1 47.7 36.2 27 23.5 47.2

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