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Okinawa's climate is subtropical, with temperatures barely falling below 15 C° ( 60 F°) in winter. The seas surrounding Okinawa's islands are considered among the world's most beautiful with coral reefs and abundant marine wildlife. Because of these ideal weather conditions beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving are among Okinawa's top attractions.
The temperature on average in Okinawa throughout the year is more than 10 C higher than that of the mainland. The best time to visit Okinawa in terms of weather is from mid June through mid September, especially July but it should be noted that these months are also the expensive high season for visiting Okinawa too.
Okinawa typhoon season runs between June to November and 25% of Okinawa’s annual rain fall is brought by typhoons. Most typhoons occur during July, August, and September. Typhoons can be very powerful and destructive, although similar to hurricanes they rarely reach the same level of force as the similar Atlantic storms. It's best to stay indoors during a typhoon in Okinawa to avoid injury or death from flying debris. If a typhoon occurs English language typhoon information can be found on military weather radio stations 648 AM and 89.1 FM or at Typhoon Information (Japan Meteorological Agency)
In Okinawa, the rainy season (tsuyu) usually starts around the beginning of May and goes until the end of June. This occurs about one month earlier than the rest of Japan but it is not as pronounced as the main island’s (Honshu) rainy season.