Weather, climate and best time to go to South Korea

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for South Korea

Best time to go to South Korea

Best time to go to South Korea

The best time to go to South Korea is from april until june and october, in which you have a soft till warm temperature and little till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in South Korea is 30° in august and the lowest is 0° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in South Korea or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for South Korea
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan 19 mm 5
Feb 35 mm 3
Mar 10° 45 mm 2
Apr 17° 89 mm 0
May 23° 103 mm 0
Jun 28° 121 mm 0
Jul 29° 380 mm 0
Aug 30° 281 mm 0
Sep 26° 141 mm 0
Oct 20° 51 mm 0
Nov 11° 66 mm 1
Dec 40 mm 5
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of South Korea? Go to the full climate information about South Korea

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to South Korea indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for South Korea.

Best travel months
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Climate South Korea

Climate South Korea

In South Korea there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the humid subtropical climate and monsoon-influenced hot-summer humid continental climate. The average annual temperature for South Korea is 17° degrees and there is 1372 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 191 days a year with an average humidity of 71% and an UV-index of 4.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Seoul in South Korea per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -6° 19 mm 3 5 23 2 2
Feb -2° 35 mm 5 3 20 2 2
Mar 10° 45 mm 7 2 22 3 3
Apr 17° 89 mm 11 0 19 2 4
May 23° 13° 103 mm 9 0 22 2 5
Jun 28° 18° 121 mm 16 0 14 2 6
Jul 29° 22° 380 mm 24 0 7 2 6
Aug 30° 22° 281 mm 22 0 9 2 6
Sep 26° 17° 141 mm 12 0 18 2 5
Oct 20° 11° 51 mm 8 0 23 2 4
Nov 11° 66 mm 13 1 16 2 2
Dec -3° 40 mm 8 5 18 2 2

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum 0° in january in South Korea and at least around -6° degrees. In january there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm. The it will be dry 23 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 4° in february in South Korea and at least around -2° degrees. In february there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 35 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 10° in march in South Korea and at least around 2° degrees. In march there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 45 mm. The it will be dry 22 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 17° in april in South Korea and at least around 7° degrees. In april there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 89 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in South Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 23° in may in South Korea and at least around 13° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 103 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 28° in june in South Korea and at least around 18° degrees. In june there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 121 mm and the it will be dry 14 days this month in South Korea.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 29° in july in South Korea and at least around 22° degrees. In july there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 380 mm and the it will be dry 7 days this month in South Korea.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 30° in august in South Korea and at least around 22° degrees. In august there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 281 mm and the it will be dry 9 days this month in South Korea.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 26° in september in South Korea and at least around 17° degrees. In september there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 141 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in South Korea.

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 20° in october in South Korea and at least around 11° degrees. In october there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 51 mm and the it will be dry 23 days this month in South Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 11° in november in South Korea and at least around 5° degrees. In november there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 66 mm. The it will be dry 16 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 1 day in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 3° in december in South Korea and at least around -3° degrees. In december there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 40 mm. The it will be dry 18 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

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Weather statistics South Korea

Weather statistics South Korea

View all weather statistics from South Korea per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between South Korea and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast South Korea

14 day weather forecast South Korea

The weather for Seoul in South Korea will be 35° till 27° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Broken wolken Broken wolken Onweer met regen Onweer met regen Broken wolken Helder hemel Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 31° 35° 31° 28° 29° 32° 27°
Min (°C) 26° 26° 28° 24° 25° 23° 25°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 25% 15% 80% 90% 30% 0% 40%
Rainfall (mm) 1.8mm 0.1mm 24.1mm 42.5mm 2.6mm 0mm 4.3mm
UV-index
UV-index 5 10 3 5 7 10 3
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Onweer met regen Onweer met zware regen Zware Regen Zware Regen Gespreide bewolking Broken wolken Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 31° 26° 28° 26° 28° 27° 25°
Min (°C) 25° 24° 25° 25° 27° 26° 23°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 85% 95% 90% 85% 25% 15% 25%
Rainfall (mm) 35.8mm 94.4mm 60.4mm 31.5mm 2.2mm 0.1mm 2.0mm
UV-index
UV-index 3 3 3 4 5 5 3
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About South Korea

About South Korea

South Korea is in the continental part Azië and the capital is Seoul. It is 98.480 km² with 2.413 km of coastline and has a population of 51.446.201. In terms of area, the country is 3,5x as big as United Kingdom. If you want to call South Korea you have to use +82 or 0082 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +825012457809 or 00825012457809.


South Korea is in a straight line at 8.857 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour and 15 min.

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Time difference South Korea

Time difference South Korea

In South Korea it is now 05:46 hour at night on wednesday 22 august 2018. That is 7 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of South Korea is Asia/Seoul and the Greenwich time is UTC+09.

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Vaccinations South Korea

Vaccinations South Korea

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in South Korea.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanse encefalitis
  • Rabiës
  • Tekenencefalitis
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency South Korea

Currency South Korea

In South Korea the Zuid-Koreaanse won is used to pay.

Exchange rate Zuid-Koreaanse won op
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21 2018

1 Zuid-Koreaanse won = € 0,00 euro
100 Zuid-Koreaanse won = € 0,08 euro

1 euro = 1.280,43 Zuid-Koreaanse won
100 euro = 128.042,95 Zuid-Koreaanse won

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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