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Has Okinawa ever snowed?

Has Okinawa ever snowed?

The last time in recorded history that it “snowed” in Okinawa was on Feb 17th, 1977. Residents of the island of Kumejima, just west of Okinawa, actually witnessed sleet falling from the sky when a similar cold front pushed extremely far south.

Is it cold in Okinawa in January?

January. Okinawa is warm compared to Tokyo or Osaka. Even in January, the average temperature is around 17°C/62.6°F and highs of 20°C/68°F. The coldest it gets is around 15°C/59°F, so it’s really comfortable.

Is Okinawa cold in December?

According to Japanese Meteorological Agency data, The average temperature in December is 16 to 23℃(60.8 to 73.4℉). When you are near the sea, the effective temperature changes due to wind chill, so winter in Okinawa is still indeed winter.

Is Okinawa warm in the winter?

Compared to the rest of Japan, winter in Okinawa is pleasantly warm, with temperatures of around 15-20 ℃ in January and February. This means that although you may need a light jacket or jumper (particularly in the mornings and evenings), it’s absolutely still possible to enjoy some time on the beach.

Does it snow in Japan?

How much snow falls in Japan? Most records show an average of 300 to 600 inches of winter-time snowfall throughout the mountains of Japan.

Can you swim in Okinawa in January?

Yes! The water temperature in Naha (Okinawa) in january is pleasant. Swimming in january is pleasant in Naha (Okinawa) and the surrounding area. The sea temperature is 73°F on average (min/max: 69°F/76°F), allowing you to swim for a long time and enjoy water sports.

Can you swim in Okinawa in December?

The best time to go swimming at the beach in Okinawa Honto is between May and October. From December to March the air temperatures can drop to levels below 20 degrees Celsius which many people will consider too cool for swimming.

Does Okinawa get cold?

Winter in Okinawa lasts from January to March. Although it is technically winter, as it is located at the southernmost point in Japan, the temperature here when compared to that of Tokyo can hardly be called cold. For that reason, you will never find yourself need a heavy winter coat or down jacket in Okinawa.

Why is Okinawa famous?

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Is Okinawa poor?

Okinawa, despite the large amounts of national funds coming into the prefecture annually, is historically one of the poorest in Japan. It ranks 46th in average annual income, based on data from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.