Kyushu, map

The climate of Fukuoka, a Japanese city located on the north coast of Kyushu (which is the southernmost of the major Japanese islands), is temperate humid, with quite mild winters and hot, moist, and rainy summers. Like the rest of Japan, the city is affected by the monsoon circulation: in winter, the northwest cold currents prevail, while in summer, they are replaced by hot and humid currents of tropical origin.
The city is located at a low latitude (at the 33rd parallel), but close enough to the Asian continent to receive cold air masses in winter, which are able to lower the temperature to some extent.
In winter, the sky is often cloudy, as is common on the Japanese western side. There are fairly mild periods, with highs above 10 °C (50 °F), but also cold periods, with wind and rain, highs around 5/7 °C (41/45 °F) or less, and possible falls of sleet or snow. Snowfalls, however, are generally light, as are nocturnal frosts.
Summers are hot and humid; there can be periods of good weather, with maximum temperatures around 35 °C (95 °F), tropical nights and high humidity, but also periods of bad weather due to the summer monsoon. August is the hottest month, both because of the thermal inertia of the sea and because of the lower frequency of periods of bad weather.
Here are the average temperatures.
Fukuoka - Average temperatures
Min (°C)44711162024252115106
Max (°C)101114202427313228231813
Min (°F)393945526168757770595043
Max (°F)505257687581889082736455

Rainfall is abundant, in fact, it amounts to 1,600 millimeters (63 inches) per year. Winter is the driest season, but only in quantity; the rainiest months are June and July, ie the first period of the rainy season (called Baiu), which is intense in southern Japan. In August, there is a certain decrease in rain frequency: on average, among the summer months, it is the hottest as well as the driest and sunniest. In the southwest of Japan, autumn is a decent season, and already in October, it typically does not rain much. Here is the average precipitation.
Fukuoka - Average precipitation

From June to October (but especially from August to early October), Fukuoka can be affected by typhoons, the tropical cyclones of Southeast Asia.
The cherry blossoming in Fukuoka occurs around March 28-29.
The amount of sunshine in Fukuoka is not very good, however, there are two peaks, one in spring (April-May), and the other in August, after the Baiu rains, with 6/6.5 hours of sunshine per day. In October, after the summer rains, the amount of sunshine increases a little as well. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Fukuoka - Sunshine


In winter, the sea in Fukuoka is cold but not impossible to swim in for the more daring; it becomes warm enough, with a temperature of 23 °C (73 °F) or more, from July to October, and pleasantly warm in August. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Fukuoka - Sea temperature
Temp (°C)171616182022252726242219
Temp (°F)636161646872778179757266