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Climate and weather of South Korea



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Climate

 
South Korea has a temperate climate with four seasons.

Temperatures range between 0° in the north and 6° in the south in January and 29° in August. Rainfall is high (1 100 to 1 400 mm per year). Typhoons sometimes reach the coasts in August.

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are low (0° in the north and 6° in the south). Possible snowfall.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures are mild (17°) and rainfall is frequent.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are high (26 to 29°) and rainfall is abundant. Humidity is very high.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures drop steadily (25° in September, 15° in November) and rainfall is low (except in September).

 When to go to South Korea (pleasant climate) 
The climate of South Korea is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Seoul (Capital of South Korea)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
17°
22°
26°
min
-7°
-5°
12°
17°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
29°
25°
19°
11°
min
21°
22°
16°
-4°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
20
40
90
90
130
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
360
290
160
50
50
20

Busan

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
12°
17°
21°
26°
min
-2°
14°
17°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
29°
26°
22°
15°
min
21°
23°
18°
13°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
40
80
150
150
220
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
250
200
180
60
60
20

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for South Korea are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

South Korea weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
South Korea, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by North Korea to the north, by the Sea of Japan to the east and by the China Sea to the west.

Capital: Seoul
Area: 100 000 kmē
Population: 49 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Korean
Currency: South Korean won

South Korea










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