Hokkaido weather in August

Thinking about venturing to Hokkaido this August and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Hokkaido in August?

Hokkaido is a region in Japan. August in Hokkaido generally has temperatures that range from pleasant to warm, with precipitation levels ranging from high to heavy. In August, it is summer.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between pleasant in Nemuro at 19°C to warm in Kuriyama at 26°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 18°C in Kuriyama and 16°C in Nemuro. On average, August is the warmest month of the year in Hokkaido. So be prepared and pack summer clothes.

In August, precipitation varies across different areas. From high rainfall in Wakkanai with an average of 120 mm to heavy rainfall in Hakodate with 209 mm. Based on climate data from the last 30 years, Sapporo receives the most rainfall during this month of the year. Most areas experience a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 172 hours of sunlight expected in Sapporo. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Hokkaido in August, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Hokkaido climate page.

Where to go in Hokkaido in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in Hokkaido 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 Hokkaido

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Hokkaido?

Average weather in Sapporo

In August Sapporo generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Sapporo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
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24°C 
17°C 
165 hours 
135 mm 
17 days 
25°C 
18°C 
172 hours 
186 mm 
18 days 
22°C 
14°C 
161 hours 
158 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Sapporo

Average weather in Niseko

In August Niseko generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Niseko
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
24°C 
16°C 
165 hours 
136 mm 
17 days 
25°C 
17°C 
172 hours 
181 mm 
18 days 
22°C 
13°C 
161 hours 
157 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Niseko

Average weather in Hakodate

In August Hakodate generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 20°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Hakodate
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
22°C 
17°C 
136 hours 
177 mm 
18 days 
24°C 
20°C 
150 hours 
209 mm 
18 days 
22°C 
18°C 
160 hours 
195 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Hakodate

Average weather in Furano

In August Furano generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Furano
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
23°C 
16°C 
153 mm 
19 days 
24°C 
16°C 
188 mm 
19 days 
20°C 
11°C 
159 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Furano

Average weather in Obihiro

In August Obihiro generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Obihiro
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
24°C 
15°C 
128 mm 
21 days 
25°C 
17°C 
173 mm 
20 days 
22°C 
12°C 
178 mm 
17 days 
Climate in Obihiro

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Is August the best time to visit Hokkaido?

Given the typically tolerable weather conditions in Sapporo, August might be a good time to visit Hokkaido.

On average, the best time to visit Hokkaido is in June with generally perfect weather in Sapporo. In contrast, January, February, March, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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