2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast

It’s the most wonderful time of the YEAR!

And, no, it’s not Christmas. It’s cherry blossom season in JAPAN!

We have just heard that the Cherry Blossoms will be in full bloom very early this year!

It is slightly different according to what prefecture you’re visiting, AND since it’s only a “forecast”, it may change BUT! the forecast for FULL BLOOMED CHERRY BLOSSOMS is

“March 29th”

They say that it will start blossoming as early as March 18th, which is PRETTY EARLY

 

In case you are curious, here are the past stats

2015 – March 21st – Temp 16℃/9.3℃

2016 – March 21st- Temp 13.8℃/7.7℃

2017 – March 17th – Temp 15.2℃/3.8℃

2018 – March 26th – Temp 21.8℃/8.2℃

(goo weather)

 

Do not underestimate the COLD

March in Japan, is still very COLD. In the daytime it could get warm on some days, but it is definitely PUFFER JACKET WEATHER.

Check out our Shinjuku Gyoen Post for detailed cherry blossom viewing info!

 

Let’s take a look at March 2018 temperatures

17th –  12.1℃/3.1℃ / Weather – Sunny

18th –  15.8℃/5.4℃ / Weather – Partly Sunny

19th –  18℃/8.7℃ / Weather – Cloudy

20th –  8.8℃/7.7℃/ Weather – Rainy

21th –  3.8℃/3.7℃/ Weather – Showers

22th –  14.5℃/3.7℃/ Weather – Partly Sunny / Rainy

23th –  18.8℃/9.4℃/ Weather – Cloudy

24th –  16.8℃/7.1℃/ Weather – Partly Sunny

25th –  19.3℃/6.6℃ / Weather – Sunny

26th –  21.8℃/8.2℃/ Weather – Cloudy

27th –  22.1℃/10.1℃ / Weather – Cloudy

28th –  22.9℃/11.1℃ / Weather – Sunny

(goo weather)

You can see that the range of highest temperature goes from 3.8℃~21.8℃、lowest from 3.7℃~11.1℃. Weather is very unstable during March, and is definitely cold during the night.

Since there are many cloudy days, it may feel colder than the actual temperature.

If you are planning on coming to Japan to see cherry blossoms, bring layers and a very warm jacket!

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