Weather in Japan...November

Old Sep 11th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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Weather in Japan...November

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Anyone been to Japan...Southern (Fukuoka Perfecture) during November? Some have said it was warm and sunny, someone else has said to take a wool coat. Please give me any experiences that you might have had. Thanks much.
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 01:30 PM
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take a look at www.weatherbase.com
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Old Sep 11th, 2006, 06:11 PM
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My apologies. On your other thread I did say "jacket was not necessary", yet I do have a photo of me in Fukuoka, about to enter the sumo arena, wearing a jacket. Wool with leather sleeves. That was during the day. But I didn't have to bundle up and it was sunny. You will get to use your pea coat and you should be prepared for freezing temps. It was 50s & 60s IIRC (and sometimes I don't RC).
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Old Sep 12th, 2006, 05:30 AM
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Thanks!
Someone did direct me to the site of weatherbase and it is suppose to be 55 average. That is cold here in Tennessee, I guess it is the same cold as in Japan. Would thermals be a good idea...so not to have to wear so many layers? Or...would layers be more sufficient? I do appreciate your thoughts on this. I have limited space and want as many changes as possible.
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Do you have a lot of humidity in TN?
It makes it feel more damp when it's cold, and Japan is very humid.
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Old Sep 13th, 2006, 05:20 AM
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We have humidity, but it is usually in the summer. I just bet that 55 degrees in Japan is actually colder than here in Tennessee, ya think?
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> We have humidity, but it is usually in the summer...

Like in Tennessee, or even more, typical Japanese climate generally is Summer hot/humid and Winter cold/DRY. That applies to Fukuoka too but a bit less I suppose since the area is sort of surrounded by sea.
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Living on one of the great lakes I can tell you we're much more damp in winter (MUCH less humid than summer) than other Midwestern areas that are not near a large body of water. Much of the time it's really cold and damp. It makes it much more bone chilling.
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Last fall I was in the central Honshu area of Japan, venturing to Mt Fuji. I definitely needed a warm coat at times (sweater and windbreaker at least), especially during the night.
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Problem with thermals is that you can't take them off if you are too warm. By layers, I mean a jacket, sweater or sweater vest, long sleeve shirt, t-shirt, scarf. Ski cap. Lots of options to fine-tune your body temp.
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mrwnrfl is right (as usual), layering is the way to go.
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Old Sep 14th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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Thanks. Making a list now to take scarves, gloves, long sleeves...don't think there will be a need for short, do you think? Man, one piece of luggage is short. Guess I could take long sleeves and if need be, can always roll them up. Since Fukuoka has three sides of water, guess it will be cold and damp, ya think?
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No, I wouldn't think that. Gloves would not be absolutely necessary. Other thing about layers is that places are often overheated. So, I would wear a jacket and a scarf, but with a t-shirt or short-sleeve shirt underneath.
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