South Korea Weather and Climate

Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (South Korea).

Place Best travel time
Seoul May, June and September
Busan April, May and September

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Seoul (South Korea)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 1 ° C 3 ° C 9 ° C 17 ° C 23 ° C 26 ° C 29 ° C 30 ° C 26 ° C 20 ° C 11 ° C 4 ° C
Night temperature -7 ° C -5 ° C 0 ° C 7 ° C 12 ° C 17 ° C 22 ° C 22 ° C 16 ° C 9 ° C 2 ° C -4 ° C
Water temperature 5 ° C 4 ° C 4 ° C 8 ° C 10 ° C 18 ° C 21 ° C 24 ° C 21 ° C 18 ° C 13 ° C 7 ° C
Precipitation in mm 23 25 47 94 92 134 369 294 169 49 53 22
Hours of sunshine 5 6 6 7 7 6 4 5 6 7 5 5
Sunrise 7:45 7:20 6:45 6:00 5:25 5:10 5:20 5:45 6:15 6:40 7:10 7:40
Sunset 17:40 18:10 18:40 19:05 19:35 19:55 19:55 19:25 18:40 17:55 17:20 17:15

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Seoul is 11.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (25.4 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of -3.4 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Seoul is 24 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. The months of June, July, August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of July, August and September have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 1371 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of July and August are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 663 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. In the months of January, February, March, November and December is possible snowfall.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 5.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Incheon, Suwon, Goyang, Yongin, Seongnam, Bucheon, Hwaseong, Ansan, Namyangju, Anyang, Siheung, Uijeongbu, Paju, Kwangmyŏng, Gimpo, Gwangmyeong, Gwangju, Gunpo, Osan, Yangju, Guri, Pocheon, Uiwang and Hanam.

South Korea Weather and Climate
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