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In Kanazawa, a city of Japan, located on the west side of Honshu Island, the climate is humid semi-continental, with cold, damp winters and hot, moist summers, and no dry season. 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.
In winter, cold winds from the Asian continent are loaded with moisture across the sea, and hit the coast directly: in Kanazawa the temperature is slightly above freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), the sky is cloudy, the wind blows, and it rains and snows almost every day. It snows especially in January and February; on average, more than two metres and a half of snow per year fall. The snow is usually wet and therefore very heavy, so the traditional houses have sloping roofs, and trees in the botanical garden are supported with special rods. Waves of intense cold are rare: usually the temperature does not drop below -5 °C (23 °F), although the cold is fairly constant and the air humid.
If the presence of maritime air in the city makes great snowfalls rare (because even if it snows a lot, snow tends to melt), in the interior regions, already at low altitude but especially on the slopes of the mountains exposed to the northwest, very heavy snowfalls occur, and metres of snow accumulate: it is no coincidence that this region of Japan is called "snow country", or Yukiguni (and in the mountains there are several ski lifts).
In the summer, periods of fine weather, hot and humid, alternate with periods of bad weather, with wind and rain. August is the warmest 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 - Kanazawa
KanazawaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KanazawaJFMAMJJASOND
Min (°C)113813182224201383
Max (°C)7711172225293127211610
Min (°F)343437465564727568554637
Max (°F)454552637277848881706150

In Kanazawa, precipitation is abundant: even 2,400 millimetres (94.5 inches) per year, which make it one of the rainiest cities in Japan (along with some cities in the southern side of the island of Honshu, as Shizuoka and Owase), and one of the extratropical rainiest cities in the world (along with Valdivia, Chile). Precipitations is more frequent in winter, but more intense in summer. The relatively drier season is spring; in summer, when however the monsoon is somewhat less intense than in southern Japan, in August there is a certain drop in rainfall. Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Kanazawa
KanazawaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
KanazawaJFMAMJJASONDY
Prec. (mm)2701701601351551852301402251752652802400
Prec. (in)10.66.76.35.36.17.39.15.58.96.910.41194.5
Days252118131212141013151823194

In late summer and early autumn, from August to October, Kanazawa can be affected by typhoons, though usually with lower intensity than in southern Japan.
The cherry blossom in Kanazawa occurs around April the 7th/8th, with a variability of about one week before or after depending on the year, while from late October to mid-November you can admire the autumn leaves in the famous Kenrokuen Garden (which is considered one of the three most important, along with Kairakuen in Mito and Korakuen in Okayama) or around the temples.
The sun in Kanazawa is rare in winter, when the sky is generally cloudy; in other seasons the degree of sunshine is never very good, however, we usually record 5/6 hours of sunshine per day, with a peak of 7 hours in August, which as we saw is among the summer months the one with the best weather.

Kenrokuen Garden

In Kanazawa, the sea becomes warm enough for swimming in August and September, while it is a bit cool in July and October.
Sea temperature - Kanazawa
KanazawaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KanazawaJFMAMJJASOND
Sea (°C)121111121518222624211815
Sea (°F)545252545964727975706459