South Korea weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit South Korea

The best time to visit in South Korea is in May and June and August and September, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in South Korea is 29°C in August and the lowest is -1°C in January.

South Korea has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in South Korea or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather South Korea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -1 3 10 16 22 26 28 29 25 19 10 1
Precipitation (mm) 6 16 22 36 42 60 167 115 46 43 30 19
Climate data from city: Seoul

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14 day weather forecast South Korea

The weather for in South Korea will be 19° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for South Korea is based on the weather conditions in the city of Seoul.

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0.9 mm 50% 3 m/s 4
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
11°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
12°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
12°
0.4 mm 30% 2 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
12°
0.4 mm 25% 2 m/s 2
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
2.2 mm 70% 2 m/s 4
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
0.4 mm 30% 4 m/s 2
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Tuesday 9 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 2

Climate South Korea

South Korea has the continental climate prevailing. 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 table of South Korea

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 6 16 22 36 42 60 167 115 46 43 30 19
Days with rain 3 3 7 10 9 14 20 19 9 6 9 5
Days with snow 4 3 2 - - - - - - - 1 5
Dry days 24 22 22 20 22 16 11 12 21 25 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Seoul

South Korea weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for South Korea? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is South Korea?

South Korea lies in a straight line about 11,209 km from United States (New York → Seoul).

How long is the flight to South Korea?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to South Korea is approximately 13 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in South Korea?

These are the largest airports in South Korea:

  • Gimpo International Airport – Seoul
  • Gimhae International Airport – Busan
  • Daegu Airport – Daegu
  • Gwangju Airport – Gwangju
  • Ulsan Airport – Ulsan
  • Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513) – Cheongju
  • Pohang Airport (G-815/K-3) – Pohang
  • Kunsan Air Base – Kunsan
  • Wonju/Hoengseong Air Base (K-38/K-46) – Wŏnju

How many inhabitants are there in South Korea?

South Korea has approximately 51,446,201 inhabitants.

How big is South Korea?

The area of South Korea is around 98,480 km². It is 2,5x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of South Korea?

The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

What is the currency of South Korea?

In South Korea the South Korean won (KRW) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 27 October 2021

  • 1 South Korean won = 1,114.55 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.001 South Korean won
  • 10 South Korean won = 11,145.45 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.009 South Korean won
  • 100 South Korean won = 111,454.50 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.090 South Korean won

What is the area code of South Korea?

The area code to call South Korea is +82.