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Shirakawa Climate & Temperature

  • Shirakawa, Japan is at 377'N, 14012'E, 357 m (1170 ft). See map.
  • Shirakawa has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Shirakawa is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 11.1 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.5 °C (42.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Shirakawa Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 5.5°C (41.8°F) on average falling to -3.5°C (25.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 14.7°C (58.5°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4.1°C (39.3°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25.8°C (78.4°F) and average low temperatures are 17.6°C (63.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 17.9°C (64.3°F) during the day and lows of 8.7°C (47.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1297.6 mm (51.1 inches) which is equivalent to 1297.6 Litres/m (31.83 Gallons/ft).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Shirakawa you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Torres, Brazil where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Subtropical moist forest biome).

Shirakawa Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (40) 5 (40) 8 (47) 15 (60) 21 (69) 23 (73) 26 (79) 28 (83) 23 (74) 18 (64) 13 (55) 7 (45) 16 (61)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 0 (32) 3 (38) 10 (49) 15 (59) 18 (65) 22 (71) 23 (74) 19 (66) 13 (55) 7 (45) 2 (36) 11 (52)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (24) -4 (25) -1 (29) 4 (40) 9 (49) 14 (58) 19 (65) 20 (68) 15 (60) 8 (47) 3 (37) -2 (28) 7 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 29 (1) 43 (2) 68 (3) 99 (4) 113 (4) 178 (7) 163 (6) 201 (8) 191 (8) 116 (5) 64 (3) 33 (1) 1298 (51)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 55' 10h 46' 11h 54' 13h 07' 14h 08' 14h 39' 14h 25' 13h 33' 12h 22' 11h 09' 10h 08' 9h 39' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 32.9 42.2 53 64.7 73 76.3 73.3 65 53.6 42.1 32.9 29.5 53.2

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