Climate South Korea

Climate East Asia

In South Korea the climate is temperate continental with big differences between the seasons. In spring (late March to May) it is usually mild and quite sunny. In June the summer begins with the arrival of the monsoon. During the summer months, humid air masses reach South Korea from the southeast and bring a large part of the annual precipitation. The average maximum values are usually between 25 and 30 degrees. In addition there is a very high humidity. In the often short autumn (mid-September to early November) the wind turns to the northwest and brings dry continental air. As a result, temperatures and precipitation levels gradually decrease. In winter the weather is mostly dry and cold due to Siberian air masses. Precipitation is rare and predominantly precipitates in the form of snow. The annual precipitation sums in South Korea are between 1100 and 1500 mm.

For trips to South Korea you should consider the months of May, June, September or October. Then the temperatures and the weather are usually pleasant. In the winter months, ski resorts also offer winter sports.


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