Best Time To Visit Okinawa
Okinawa has a semi-tropical climate and a city you can enjoy year-round. However, the best time to visit the Okinawa is during Spring, around the months of March and April as this time sees pleasant weather suitable to enjoy different activities in the city.
- Spring (March - April): Spring is the best time to visit Okinawa as boat races and lily festivals are common during this time. The warmer temperature also marks the beginning of beach season. Barbeques, marine sports, and beach activities are best enjoyed in this season. Avoid the Golden week (national holidays from the end of April) as a large number of tourists crowd the island this time. The temperature ranges between 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) and 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) during these months.
- Rains (May - June): High levels of humidity with slight rains mark the rainy season in Okinawa. This season is not too busy when it comes to tourism and the temperature hovers between 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) and 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Summer (July - September): Okinawa experiences hot and warm summers, yet this season sees a flock of tourists. For budget traveler, this is the season with low transport and accommodation cost. The temperature ranges from 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). Sunblock, hat, and sunglasses will be of great help during these months. August month is ideal to watch jellyfish in the sea. High waves and a succession of typhoons start around August end.
- Winter (October to February): Little too cold for sunbathing, winters in Okinawa sees high-speed winds and are good to enjoy December festivities. Temperatures range between 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and 28 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). Cloudy sky with wind and rain are commonplace during this time making it a good season to relish the hot springs.
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Maximum rain recorded in Okinawa is 2680.23 mm in May.
Months with no rains or lowest rains in Okinawa is July.
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Most humid month in Okinawa is June.
Least humid month in Okinawa is February.