This is the time when cold weather is the severest, and the temperature may fall down to somewhere between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. The strong north wind from the sea will make sensible temperatures lower. You can enjoy the earliest cherry blossom viewing at the end of January when the cherry blossom called Kanhizakura starts blooming.
When March begins, it becomes warmer day by day and more comfortable to spend the daytime outdoors. April is the early summer in Okinawa, when they start to open oceans in various places there to swimmers. You will need a light coat or jacket since it may get very cold at night.
It is the rainy season from May to the end of June. After this season, the summer begins, and fine weather with high temperatures and humidity continues. There is a period of long holidays called the Golden Week, in early May in Japan, when various events are held throughout Okinawa.
It’s the season when a lot of tourists come and the sea is clear blue. It is the best time for marine activities. Suntan lotion is necessary since the sunlight is intense. You may occasionally encounter squalls. You can also enjoy the seasonal Okinawan fruits.
Heat continues until October. We recommend you visit festivals which are held throughout Okinawa during this period. You need to be careful about the weather since Okinawa is often visited by typhoons in September.
The climate in November becomes stable, which brings a sign of the approach of autumn. When December begins, it becomes winter season when you may need a thick jacket. You will often see a beautiful night view when the illuminations are turned on for Christmas.