Map from Google - Nagoya
In Nagoya, city of Japan, located in the central part of the island of Honshu, in Aichi prefecture, the climate is humid temperate
, with quite cold winters, and hot, humid and rainy summers. Like the rest of Japan, the city is affected by the monsoon circulation
: in winter the northwest cold currents will prevail, while in summer they will be replaced by the hot and humid currents of tropical origin.
Nagoya is located a short distance from the sea, north of Ise Bay, in the Nobi Plain, an area famous for being particularly hot in summer. In winter, mild periods, with highs around 12/15 degrees, alternate with cold and windy periods, with highs around 5/7 degrees or less, and possible snowfalls (usually light). At night there may be slight frosts.
In summer, hot and muggy periods (with sunshine, highs around 35 °C and above, tropical nights and high air humidity) alternate with periods of bad weather, with wind and rain, and sometimes (especially in June) a little cool at night. August is the hottest month, both for the thermal inertia of the sea, and for the lower frequency of periods of bad weather.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Nagoya
are abundant, as they amount to 1,500 millimetres per year; winter is the driest season; the rainiest months are June, July and September. In August there is a certain decrease in the frequency of rains: among the summer months it is on average, as well as the hottest, the driest and sunniest.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Nagoya
In late summer and early autumn, from August to October, Nagoya can be affected by typhoons
, the tropical cyclones of South-East Asia. On September the 26th, 1959, the city was hit hard by Typhoon Ise-wan (also called Typhoon Vera).
The cherry blossoming
in Nagoya takes place around the 1st of April.
The amount of sunshine
in Nagoya is good in winter (there are 5 hours and a half of sunshine per day from December to February), while it is just mediocre or decent in the other seasons, due to spring and fall disturbances and the summer monsoon: in summer, there are 5 hours of sunshine per day in June and July, and 6 and a half in August.
is warm enough for swimming (with a temperature of 23 degrees or more) from July to October, as you can see in the following table.
Sea temperature - Nagoya