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In Mito, Japanese city, in the Ibaraki prefecture, one hour by train (Limited Express or tokkyu) from Tokyo, the climate is temperate, with quite cold but sunny 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.
The city is in a relatively favorable position: given the relatively low latitude (we are on the 36th parallel), and the protection of the mountains (we are on the east side), in winter the currents of Siberian origin are felt little, so there are several sunny days, and usually it's not very cold during the day (although at night the temperatures often drops below freezing), however, cold and windy periods, with highs around 5/7 °C (41/45 °F) or less, are possible. Snowfalls are usually light; on average, 18 cm (7 in) of snow annually fall. The temperature rarely drops below -6 °C (21 °F), however, in 1963 and in 1984 it dropped to -11 °C (12 °F).
In summer, there are hot and muggy periods (but less intense than in Tokyo), alternate with periods of bad weather, with wind and rain, and sometimes (especially in June and July) a little cool, due to a northeast wind called Yamase. August is the hottest month, due to the thermal inertia of the sea.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Mito
Min (°C)-2-22712162022181250
Max (°C)9912182124283026211611
Min (°F)282836455461687264544132
Max (°F)484854647075828679706152

Precipitation is quite abundant (even though it does not rain as in other areas of Japan), as it amounts to 1,350 millimetres (53 inches) per year; winter is the driest season, while the rainiest months are September and October, also due to the contribution made by typhoons. In fact, in late summer and early autumn, from August to October, Mito can be affected by typhoons.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Mito
Prec. (mm)506011012013514513513018017080451355
Prec. (in)

The cherry blossoming in Mito occurs in early April.
The main tourist attraction of Mito is the Kairaku-en, the Japanese garden, considered one of the three most important, along with Kenroku-en in Kanazawa and Koraku-en in Okayama. Since it houses a plum forest, an interesting time to visit it is that of the blossoming of plum trees, which normally occurs in late February and in March, when the Mito Plum Festival (Mito Ume Matsuri) is held.

Kairakuen Garden

The sea in Mito, cold in winter, becomes acceptable for swimming in August and September, while in July it is still a bit cool, as you can see in the following table.
Sea temperature - Mito
Sea (°C)141212151719222423201714
Sea (°F)575454596366727573686357

The amount of sunshine in Mito is good in winter (there are no less than 6 hours of sunshine per day in January), while it is just mediocre or decent in the other seasons, due to spring and autumn disturbances, as well as the summer monsoon: in summer, there are only 4 hours of sunshine per day in June and July, and 5 and a half in August.