Photo by Yuriko Yamazaki
Overview of Shiga
“Home of Lake Biwa.”
A landlocked prefecture encircling Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa, Shiga is mainly a rural prefecture in western Japan. The lake is featured in several literature and was the site of numerous historical events. Shiga’s most prominent attractions is the ninja town of Koka and Hikone Castle dating back to the 17th century and survived the test of time with little damage.
Climate in Shiga
Annual temperature is roughly between 3°C (38°F) and 27°C (82°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 220mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 50cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 26°C or 80°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 3°C or 38°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 Shiga in the 2nd week of Aug.