The climate in Tokyo is temperate, with fairly mild and sunny winters, though there may be some cold, snowy and windy days that are less pleasant. The average maximum during this period is around 50°F (10°C). On the other hand, summers tend to be hot and humid with highs reaching up to 95°F (35°C).
Between June and October, the city can be affected by typhoons. Peak typhoon season is in August and September, and this time of year can bring strong winds and torrential rains that lead to heavy damage. During a typhoon, it's best to stay inside and keep an ear out for updates on the situation.
►Learn more about adjusting to life in the Japanese capital in Culture Shock in Japan
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