Climate of South Korea
South Korea has a continental climate. In the summer it is warm and wet, and in the winter it is cold and dry. The average annual temperature for South Korea is 16° degrees and there is about 602 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 222 days a year with an average humidity of 67% and an UV-index of 4.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between -1°C and 29°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between -7°C and 22°C
- Rain: it rains 114 days and there is a total of approximately 602 mm rainfall
- Snow: it snows an average of 15 days per year
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2884 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between -1°C and 29°C|
|Warmest month:||29°C in August|
|Coldest month:||-1°C in January|
|Night temperature:||between -7°C and 22°C|
|Dry days:||236 days|
|Days with rain:||114 days|
|Days with snow:||15 days|
|Total rain sum:||602 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||2884 hours|
Weather now in South Korea
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for South Korea.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for South Korea.
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Climate table of South Korea
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for South Korea. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for South Korea might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||-1||3||10||16||22||26||28||29||25||19||10||1|
|Night temp. (°C)||-7||-3||1||6||11||17||21||22||16||10||4||-4|
|Days with rain||3||3||7||10||9||14||20||19||9||6||9||5|
|Days with snow||4||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||5|
|Sun hours per day||6||8||8||9||10||10||8||9||8||7||6||6|
|Wind force (Bft)||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2|
Best time to visit South Korea
To go to South Korea, the best time to visit is May and June and September and October. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In South Korea, August is the warmest month with 29°C and the most cold month is -1°C in January.
Climate of South Korea by month
What is the average climate in a given month for South Korea? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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