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Mikawa Onsen Snow History

Is Mikawa Onsen snowsure?

The snowiest week in Mikawa Onsen is week 2 of January. There are typically 5.8 snowy days during this week with 53cm of snowfall. Check out the Mikawa Onsen Snow History graphs below. Select any week of the year to see the typical Ski Conditions, Snowfall Amount and Temperature based on nowcast weather data over the last 11 years.

Average monthly snow in Mikawa Onsen

MonthSnow amount (week)Snow days (week)
December19cm2.8 days
January38cm5.2 days
February28cm4.7 days
March11cm2.6 days
April1cm0.3 days

Average Snow and Weather Conditions in Mikawa Onsen during February (week 3):

The average snowfall forecast during week 3 of February for Mikawa Onsen is 26 cm. There are typically 5.0 snowy days during this week. Mikawa Onsen prevailing weather and snow conditions during the third week of February at the middle elevation of the ski area at 268m, based on historical averages over the last 9 years: At this time of year the mean freezing level (376m) is similar to the mid altitude of Mikawa Onsen. Very frequent snowfalls are typical in Mikawa Onsen in the middle of February. Based on long term weather statistics for Mikawa Onsen, five days with fresh snowfall per week is typical but with a long-term average of one wet day during this week of February every year. Forecast model average snowfall for the week is 26cm. Daytime temperatures at the mid altitude in Mikawa Onsen during week three of February usually get above freezing (average maximum is 0.4°C) but nightime temperatures typically fall to -1.4°C degrees so expect freeze-thaw cycles. Typically, expect only one day with sunshine per week at this time of year. Mainly light winds (average 15km/h) are unlikely to affect lift operations but there is a 50% chance that the mean wind speed will be more than more than 30km/h one day. Below-freezing, calm and sunny ideal weather days that follow fresh snowfall (bluebird powder days) happen on average one day every second year during this week while powder days that do not have cold, sunny and calm weather conditions also occur on average one or two days during this week every year.


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Snow Conditions

Best ski days per week in Mikawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer


Bluebird Powder Day
(Fresh snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Powder Day
(Fresh snow, limited sun, any wind)
Bluebird Day
(Average snow, mostly sunny, light wind)
Very windy days
(>30km/h)

The most cherished days on the mountain in Mikawa Onsen are Bluebird Powder days when it is mostly sunny with light winds following very recent snowfall. Poorer weather conditions may prevail on Powder days when the visibility can be limited but the snow is significantly deep and fresh for keen powder-hounds. Bluebird days can suit many skiers that aren’t necessarily hunting powder but want to enjoy the snowy mountains in sunnier conditions and light winds.


Snowfall

Average precipitation (snow/rain) in Mikawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer


Snowfall amount
(bar chart)
Days with significant snowfall.
(>5cm)
Days with significant rainfall.
(>5mm)

The snowiest weeks of the year in Mikawa Onsen are shown but also bear in mind the number of days that it typically snows each week if you want regular fresh tracks. The risk of a rainy day is shown but be sure to switch between elevations to see if lower lifts are rain affected or higher lifts remain snowy despite any rain further down the mountain.


Temperature

Average temperature in Mikawa Onsen and (2007 – 2018)

Winter
Summer


Average temperature
Maximum
Minimum
Temperatures
Above freezing
Below freezing
Freezing level
Dashed line

The highest and lowest temperatures averaged for each week of the year in Mikawa Onsen are shown. Check out the risk of freze-thaw conditions prevailing at different elevations for any given week. We also show the extremes of temperature (blue/red dots) that reveal the chance of unusually warm or cold conditions.