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Sendai Climate & Temperature

  • Sendai, Japan is at 3815'N, 14053'E, 44 m (144 ft). See map.
  • Sendai has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sendai is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 11.9 degrees Celsius (53.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 23.1 °C (41.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Sendai Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 6.2°C (43.1°F) on average falling to -1.6°C (29.1°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 14.5°C (58°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.3°C (41.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25.3°C (77.5°F) and average low temperatures are 18.5°C (65.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 18.8°C (65.8°F) during the day and lows of 10.5°C (51°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1204.4 mm (47.4 inches) which is equivalent to 1204.4 Litres/m (29.54 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1908 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sendai you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Sta. Vit. Palmar, Brazil where you would find a Humid subtropical climate (Warm temperate moist forest biome).

Sendai Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 5 (42) 9 (48) 15 (59) 20 (67) 22 (72) 26 (78) 28 (83) 24 (75) 19 (66) 14 (56) 8 (47) 16 (61)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 1 (34) 4 (40) 10 (50) 15 (59) 18 (65) 22 (72) 24 (75) 20 (68) 14 (58) 9 (48) 4 (39) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (27) -2 (28) 0 (32) 5 (42) 11 (51) 15 (59) 19 (67) 21 (70) 17 (62) 10 (50) 5 (40) 0 (32) 8 (47)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 41 (2) 49 (2) 68 (3) 94 (4) 109 (4) 133 (5) 151 (6) 165 (6) 187 (7) 103 (4) 69 (3) 36 (1) 1204 (47)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 7 (23) 6 (21) 8 (26) 9 (30) 10 (32) 13 (43) 14 (45) 12 (39) 11 (37) 9 (29) 6 (20) 8 (26) 113 (31)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 52' 5h 29' 6h 11' 6h 46' 6h 38' 5h 06' 4h 19' 5h 15' 4h 18' 4h 48' 4h 44' 4h 13' 5h 13'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 49' 10h 42' 11h 53' 13h 09' 14h 13' 14h 46' 14h 31' 13h 36' 12h 23' 11h 07' 10h 03' 9h 32' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 50 (50) 52 (48) 53 (47) 52 (48) 47 (53) 35 (65) 30 (70) 39 (61) 35 (65) 44 (56) 48 (52) 45 (55) 44 (56)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 31.8 41 51.9 63.5 71.9 75.2 72.2 63.9 52.5 41 31.8 28.3 52

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