On Thursday, March 24th, 2022, Japan Weather Association (JWA) announced the forecast of the dates when cherry blossoms will bloom at 89 locations throughout Japan.
Blossom Forecast Map
Forecasted Blossom Date (Main Locations)
Forecasted Full Bloom Date (Main Locations)
|[Explanation of Terms]|
|Normal||The average for 1991–2020|
|Fairly early||At least 7 days earlier than normal|
|Early||3 to 6 days earlier than normal|
|Nearly Normal||Within 2 days of normal|
|Late||3 to 6 days later than normal|
|Fairly late||At least 7 days later than normal|
The earliest full bloom in Japan was on March 23rd in Uwajima-shi, Ehime. The number of days from flowering to full bloom tends to be shorter as it moves from South to North.
The blossoms are expected in the south region of Tohoku in early April, and in the north region of Tohoku and Nagano in the middle of April, and eventually in Hokkaido in the late April.
The forecasted blossom dates for cherry trees in all 89 locations are available on the cherry blossom forecast page (https://tenki.jp/sakura/expectation/) of “tenki.jp,” the weather forecast media operated by Japan Weather Association (Japanese only).
Originally released in Japanese on March 24th, 2022
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