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Kyoto weather in August (Kyoto, Japan)

How is the weather in Kyoto in August? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In August, Kyoto generally has very high temperatures and high rainfall. August is a summer month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 33°C, while night temperatures can drop to 23°C. Typically, it's the hottest month of the year. Make sure to come prepared with breezy outfits. Whether you're out exploring or just lounging, being prepared can make your experience in this warm month much more enjoyable.

Kyoto in August usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 148 mm for the month. Typically around 17 days of rainfall is expected.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 185 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

In case you lean more towards enjoying temperate temperatures and rain-free days May and October typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February and July tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Kyoto climate page with graphs.

 

Kyoto, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 23°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 33°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 56%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 148 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 66%  
SunshineSunshine 185 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Japan in August

Find out more about the weather in Japan in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

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