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BEST SEASONS TO VISIT ISHIGAKI & THE YAEYAMA ISLANDS

The best time to visit the Yaeyama islands is in March, April, June, July, August, October and November. June until August are the hottest months with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. This is also high season for Japanese people and other Asian countries. March, April, October and November are also good months to visit the Yaeyama islands with higher chance for sunshine, less humidity and pleasant temperatures.

Seasons & weather Yaeyama islands

The winter months with more cloudy days, can be good for sightseeing and activities. A little less attractive for a beach holiday.

 JanFebrMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSeptOctNovDec
Highest temp (° C)21.221.623.525.828.330.432.031.830.728.725.822.7
Average temp (° C)18.619.120.823.325.728.029.529.227.925.923.220.1
Minimum temp (° C)16.516.918.521.223.626.127.627.125.823.721.118.0
Rain (mm)130.6139.4131.5155.1206.6206.6130.4261.6257.7204.5156.5126.3
GENERAL WEATHER IN THE YAEYAMAS

Because of the tropical rainforest climate, plenty of rain will fall during the year. The humidity is high. That’s also the reason the islands are lush green. The rain season is around May. After the rain season ends, summer starts with sunny, hot and humid weather. September is typhoon season. Important note here, they may also occur earlier or later.