Rikubetsu, Hokkaido

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Rikubetsu
陸別町
リクン・ペッ
Town
Rikubetsu town hall
Rikubetsu town hall
Flag of Rikubetsu
Flag
Official seal of Rikubetsu
Symbol
Location of Rikubetsu in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Location of Rikubetsu in Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
Rikubetsu is located in Japan
Rikubetsu
Rikubetsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 43°28′N 143°45′E / 43.467°N 143.750°E / 43.467; 143.750Coordinates: 43°28′N 143°45′E / 43.467°N 143.750°E / 43.467; 143.750
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Tokachi Subprefecture)
District Ashoro
Area
 • Total 608.81 km2 (235.06 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2016)
 • Total 2,528
 • Density 4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.rikubetsu.jp

Rikubetsu (陸別町, Rikubetsu-chō) is a town located in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is located on the edge of the Tokachi Plain at an altitude of 207 metres (679 ft) above sea level.

As of September 2016, the town has an estimated population of 2,528 and a density of 4.2 persons per km². The total area is 608.81 km².

Climate[edit]

Rikubetsu is ranked as Japan's coldest area. Daily mean temperature in January is −11.4 °C (11.5 °F), the average low temperature in the end of January and beginning of February are below −20 °C (−4.0 °F), which are the coldest in Japan. On January 27, 2000, the temperature at Seki district recorded below −40 °C (−40.0 °F).[1]

Climate data for Rikubetsu, Hokkaido (1981~2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
9.8
(49.6)
14.9
(58.8)
29.3
(84.7)
31.9
(89.4)
35.5
(95.9)
33.7
(92.7)
35.1
(95.2)
32.6
(90.7)
25.0
(77)
19.9
(67.8)
12.9
(55.2)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) −2.8
(27)
−1.8
(28.8)
2.6
(36.7)
10.5
(50.9)
16.8
(62.2)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.8)
24.5
(76.1)
20.3
(68.5)
14.6
(58.3)
6.9
(44.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
11.3
(52.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−10
(14)
−3.7
(25.3)
3.8
(38.8)
9.7
(49.5)
14.1
(57.4)
17.8
(64)
19.2
(66.6)
14.4
(57.9)
7.6
(45.7)
0.4
(32.7)
−7.5
(18.5)
4.5
(40.1)
Average low °C (°F) −20.2
(−4.4)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−11.4
(11.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
2.8
(37)
8.6
(47.5)
13.4
(56.1)
14.9
(58.8)
9.3
(48.7)
1.3
(34.3)
−5.8
(21.6)
−14.9
(5.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
Record low °C (°F) −33.2
(−27.8)
−33.1
(−27.6)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−7.2
(19)
−2.1
(28.2)
2.1
(35.8)
4.2
(39.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
−9.2
(15.4)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−33.2
(−27.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 36.9
(1.453)
21.7
(0.854)
41.3
(1.626)
54.1
(2.13)
70.5
(2.776)
60.8
(2.394)
105.0
(4.134)
124.3
(4.894)
120.1
(4.728)
75.4
(2.969)
51.1
(2.012)
36.6
(1.441)
797.8
(31.411)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 109
(42.9)
80
(31.5)
86
(33.9)
28
(11)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
20
(7.9)
94
(37)
420
(165.4)
Source #1: Japan Meteorological Agency[2]
Source #2: Japan Meteorological Agency[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 陸別町ホームページワンポイント紹介
  2. ^ "平年値(年・月ごとの値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ "観測史上1~10位の値(年間を通じての値)". Japan Meteorological Agency. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

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