Japan has released its first 2017 forecast.
On January 18, 2017, JMC released its 1st forecast of the dates when cherry blossoms will start to flower (kaika) and reach full bloom (mankai). JMC has estimated the flowering and full bloom dates for Somei Yoshino (Yoshino Cherry) trees in approximately 1,000 cherry blossom viewing locations in cities from Hokkaido to Kagoshima.
The flowering and full bloom dates for all areas are posted on the weather/disaster information site “Otenki Navigaor”, which can be accessed for free. JMC will provide timely updates.
CNN Traveler just did a full story on the forecast. Click here to read the full story.