Akita weather in January

Are you planning a trip to Akita in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Akita in January?

Akita is a region in Japan. January in Akita generally has temperatures that range from very cold to cold, with precipitation levels ranging from high to heavy. The month of January is in the winter season.

The average maximum daytime temperatures vary from very cold in Odate at 1°C to cold in Oga at 5°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 0°C in Oga and -7°C in Odate. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. Given the lower temperatures, it's essential to be well-prepared. Packing the right winter clothing and necessary accessories can make a significant difference in ensuring your comfort and well-being during this chilly season.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From high snow/rainfall in Odate with an average of 100 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Yurihonjo with 188 mm. The city Akita usually sees around 41 hours of sunlight, indicating fewer sunny days.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Akita, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Akita's yearly weather, check out our Akita climate page.

Where to go in Akita in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Akita on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations in Akita

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Akita?

Average weather in Akita

In January Akita generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C and heavy monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Akita
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
7°C 
1°C 
48 hours 
192 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-2°C 
41 hours 
161 mm 
30 days 
poor 
4°C 
-2°C 
66 hours 
139 mm 
26 days 
poor 
Climate in Akita

Average weather in Odate

In January Odate generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -7°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Odate
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
4°C 
-4°C 
48 hours 
123 mm 
29 days 
poor 
1°C 
-7°C 
41 hours 
100 mm 
30 days 
poor 
2°C 
-6°C 
66 hours 
105 mm 
26 days 
poor 
Climate in Odate

Average weather in Oga

In January Oga generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 0°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Oga
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
8°C 
3°C 
48 hours 
191 mm 
30 days 
poor 
5°C 
0°C 
41 hours 
157 mm 
30 days 
poor 
5°C 
0°C 
66 hours 
132 mm 
26 days 
poor 
Climate in Oga

Average weather in Yokote

In January Yokote generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Yokote
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
5°C 
-2°C 
48 hours 
141 mm 
28 days 
poor 
2°C 
-5°C 
41 hours 
127 mm 
29 days 
poor 
3°C 
-5°C 
66 hours 
114 mm 
25 days 
poor 
Climate in Yokote

Average weather in Daisen

In January Daisen generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Daisen
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
6°C 
-2°C 
48 hours 
145 mm 
28 days 
poor 
3°C 
-5°C 
41 hours 
128 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
66 hours 
116 mm 
26 days 
poor 
Climate in Daisen

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Akita, in Japan.

Is January the best time to visit Akita?

In our opinion, January may not be the ideal time to visit Akita due to the typically poor weather in Akita.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in June offering mostly pleasant weather in Akita. On the other hand, the weather in January, February, March, April, November and December tend to be poor.

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