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The climate of Okutsugaru
(Notes of clothes, traffic, others )

Climate of Okutsugaru can be characterized by two features. Blowing of wind throughout the year, and low humidity. Summer is comfortable but winter is frigid in Okutsugaru.

 

From April to mid May

Cherry blossoms in Okutsugaru begin blooming on fourth quarter of April and begin falling on first quarter of May (In Tokyo , it blooms from fourth quarter of March to first quarter of April).

Temperature is around 20 degree in daytime and around 10 degree in night. You should take long sleeved shirt. If you visit Okutsugaru by your car, your car should wear snow tire because snow often falls in Okutsugaru on April.

 

From May to June

Low humidity makes us feel comfortable. But it often makes us feel cold with wind, hence you should take long-sleeved shirt. In Okutsugaru, Tsuyu, the climate term of rainy season which last from late May to early July in Japan , is much lighter than Tsuyu on other district of Japan like Tokyo .

 

From July to August

The summer of Okutsugaru is comfortable for people because its humidity is low. The hot day which exceeds 32 degree is rarely. Only about 10% of people's houses equip air conditioner.

The summer of Okutsugaru is comfortable for people because its humidity is low. The hot day which exceeds 32 degree is rarely. Only about 10% of people's houses equip air conditioner.

 

From September to October

You must take long sleeve shirt. In October, you must take sweater.


November

Dark and heavy clouds hang low over Okutsugaru everyday. First snow falls down in second quarter of November. You must change tire of your car to snow tire. Sunset is about 16:30 in this season. Then in cloudy day, scenery becomes black in 16:40. You must have time of leeway on climbing up or walking in mountain, lake, or coast. You must be careful about strong wind. You should take coat or down jacket.

 

From December to March

In this term, temperature of daytime is below the freezing point every day. Your car must extend snow tire.

You must be careful especially to “Mirror Baan”, which is look like wet black asphalt, but in fact it is covered with thin ice like a mirror. When we are driving on black wet asphalt road with high speed, wet road suddenly changes its surface to “Mirror Baan”, which makes our car slip and cause traffic accident.

Frozen road don't allow us to walk by leather shoes, therefore you must put on snow shoes even if it is cheap.

The blizzard “Jihubuki” rages everyday.

The Japan Railroad “Gonousen” is often suspended by blizzard or strong wind.