Photo by Junpei Satoh from Wikivoyage
Overview of Iwate
Iwate, Japan’s second largest prefecture after Hokkaido, boasts the best of nature in its dramatic coastlines of cliffs and high & plush mountains perfect for a summer getaway. Iwate is also the proud home of a UNESCO World Heritage site: the splendid temples of Hiraizumi created to represent the Buddhist Pure Land, a concept that followers of Buddhism aspire to after death as well as peace of mind in this life.
Climate in Iwate
Annual temperature is roughly between -1°C (28°F) and 24°C (75°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 200mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 60cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 23°C or 74°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about -1°C or 28°F).
You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.
Weather SummaryOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly TemperatureOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Wind SpeedOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Hourly Sunshine DurationOf the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average
Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug10-year average.
Monthly Weather10-year average
Monthly Precipitation and Temperature10-year average
Monthly Wind Speed10-year average
The following clothes are recommended for visiting Iwate in the 2nd week of Aug.