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Yamagata weather in February

Thinking about venturing to Yamagata this February 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 Yamagata in February?

Yamagata is a region in Japan. February in Yamagata generally has cold temperatures, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy. February is a winter month.

The average maximum temperatures are cold and range from 3°C in Yonezawa to 5°C in Sakata. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -1°C in Sakata and -5°C in Yonezawa. In many areas in Japan, February brings with it chilling temperatures. When visiting these parts during this time, it's of utmost importance to be ready. Choose clothing that is both layered and insulating to combat the cold effectively.

In February, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Zao Onsen with an average of 92 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Tsuruoka with 206 mm. Most areas experience a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 157 hours of sunlight expected in Zao Onsen. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

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

Where to go in Yamagata in February

Find the average weather conditions in February for the most popular destinations in Yamagata 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 Yamagata

What is the weather like in February for the 5 most popular destinations in Yamagata?

Average weather in Zao Onsen

In February Zao Onsen generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zao Onsen
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
<<   January January
<<  
3°C 
-5°C 
148 hours 
113 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
157 hours 
92 mm 
25 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
8°C 
-2°C 
181 hours 
106 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Zao Onsen

Average weather in Tsuruoka

In February Tsuruoka generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C and heavy monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tsuruoka
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   January January
<<  
4°C 
-1°C 
271 mm 
30 days 
poor 
4°C 
-1°C 
206 mm 
27 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
7°C 
1°C 
171 mm 
26 days 
poor 
Climate in Tsuruoka

Average weather in Yamagata

In February Yamagata generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Yamagata
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
<<   January January
<<  
3°C 
-5°C 
148 hours 
126 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
157 hours 
101 mm 
26 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
8°C 
-2°C 
181 hours 
110 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Yamagata

Average weather in Tendo

In February Tendo generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tendo
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
<<   January January
<<  
3°C 
-5°C 
148 hours 
121 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
157 hours 
98 mm 
25 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
8°C 
-2°C 
181 hours 
109 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Tendo

Average weather in Kaminoyama

In February Kaminoyama generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kaminoyama
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
<<   January January
<<  
3°C 
-5°C 
148 hours 
127 mm 
29 days 
poor 
4°C 
-5°C 
157 hours 
103 mm 
26 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
7°C 
-2°C 
181 hours 
112 mm 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Kaminoyama

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

Is February the best time to visit Yamagata?

In our view, February might not be the best time to travel to Yamagata with often poor weather in Zao Onsen.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in May offering mostly perfect weather in Zao Onsen. On the other hand, the months of January, February, March and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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