Shiga weather in December

Thinking about venturing to Shiga this December 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 Shiga in December?

Shiga is a region in Japan. December in Shiga generally has cold temperatures, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. December falls during the winter season.

You can expect cold maximum daytime temperatures of around 11°C and nighttime temperatures around 2°C in Otsu.

In December, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Koka with an average of 64 mm to high rainfall in Nagahama with 100 mm. In Otsu, this particular month consistently records the lowest levels of rainfall, making it the driest period throughout the entire year. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 138 hours of sunlight anticipated in Otsu. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

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

Where to go in Shiga in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Shiga 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 Shiga

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Shiga?

Average weather in Otsu

In December Otsu generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Otsu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C 
7°C 
140 hours 
80 mm 
15 days 
11°C 
2°C 
138 hours 
68 mm 
18 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C 
0°C 
124 hours 
71 mm 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Otsu

Average weather in Hikone

In December Hikone generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Hikone
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
16°C 
8°C 
140 hours 
88 mm 
17 days 
11°C 
3°C 
138 hours 
79 mm 
21 days 
January   >> January
>>  
8°C 
0°C 
124 hours 
83 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in Hikone

Average weather in Kusatsu

In December Kusatsu generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Kusatsu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C 
7°C 
140 hours 
77 mm 
15 days 
11°C 
2°C 
138 hours 
68 mm 
18 days 
January   >> January
>>  
9°C 
0°C 
124 hours 
73 mm 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Kusatsu

Average weather in Nagahama

In December Nagahama generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nagahama
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
16°C 
7°C 
140 hours 
102 mm 
17 days 
10°C 
3°C 
138 hours 
100 mm 
21 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
7°C 
-0°C 
124 hours 
104 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Nagahama

Average weather in Omihachiman

In December Omihachiman generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Omihachiman
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
17°C 
8°C 
140 hours 
81 mm 
17 days 
11°C 
3°C 
138 hours 
75 mm 
20 days 
January   >> January
>>  
8°C 
0°C 
124 hours 
81 mm 
23 days 
poor 
Climate in Omihachiman

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

Is December the best time to visit Shiga?

In our view, December might not be the best time to travel to Shiga with often unpleasant weather in Otsu.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in May and October offering mostly pleasant weather in Otsu. The weather in January, February and July, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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