Climate South Korea

South Korea has a continental climate. 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.

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Climate South Korea by month

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

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Best time to visit South Korea

To go to South Korea, the best time to visit is May and June and September and October. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In South Korea, August is the warmest month with 29°C and the most cold month is -1°C in January.

South Korea weather by month

What is the average South Korea weather like in a given month? 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 4,935 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Seoul).

How long is the flight to South Korea?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to South Korea is approximately 8 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in South Korea?

These are the largest airports in South Korea:

  • Gimpo International Airport (GMP) in Seoul
  • Gimhae International Airport (PUS) in Busan
  • Daegu Airport (TAE) in Daegu
  • Gwangju Airport (KWJ) in Gwangju
  • Ulsan Airport (USN) in Ulsan
  • Cheongju International Airport/Cheongju Air Base (K-59/G-513) (CJJ) in Cheongju
  • Pohang Airport (G-815/K-3) (KPO) in Pohang
  • Kunsan Air Base (KUV) in Kunsan
  • Wonju/Hoengseong Air Base (K-38/K-46) (WJU) in Wŏnju
  • Muan International Airport (MWX)

How many inhabitants does South Korea have?

South Korea has 51,446,201 inhabitants.

How big is South Korea?

The surface area of South Korea is 98,480 km². It is 8x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of South Korea?

The capital of South Korea is Seoul.

What is the area code of South Korea?

The area code to call South Korea is +82.

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