Saturday, 6 October 2012

[News] Current Korea Weather Conditions

       
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Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The island of Jeju off the southern coast is the warmest and wettest place in the country. The ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September-November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies that are cobalt blue and spectacular foliage that is perhaps the biggest draw. Winters are cold and dry and are a good time to visit if you are interested in winter sports as there are numerous ski resorts. Spring (April-May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. However, it is very busy and one needs to book in advance to ensure accommodation is available. The summer months are muggy and hot, and rather crowded. It is also when the monsoon begins so many activities are subject to the fluctuations of heavy rain.

Average Temperatures and Rainfall
City
Seoul
Busan
Daegu
Month
C
F
H
R
C
F
H
R
C
F
H
R
Jan.
-2.5
27.5
62.6
21.6
3
37.4
51
37.8
0.2
32.36
58.5
21.6
Feb.
-0.3
31.46
61
23.6
4.3
39.74
53.6
44.9
2.1
35.78
57.3
27.1
Mar.
5.2
41.36
61.2
45.8
8.3
32.54
59.1
85.7
7.1
44.78
57.9
51.6
Apr.
12.1
53.78
59.3
77
13.4
56.12
64.6
136.3
13.8
56.84
56.8
75.2
May
17.4
63.32
64.1
102.2
17.4
63.32
69.6
154.1
18.7
65.66
60
75.3
Jun.
21.9
71.42
71
133.3
20.5
68.9
79.3
222.5
22.5
72.5
67.6
140.7
Jul.
24.9
76.82
79.8
327.9
24.2
75.56
84.8
258.8
25.7
78.26
74.3
206.7
Aug.
25.4
77.72
77.4
348
25.7
78.26
80.8
238.1
26.1
78.98
74
205.8
Sep.
20.8
69.44
71
137.6
22.1
71.78
74.3
167
21.3
70.34
72
129.6
Oct.
14.4
57.92
66.2
49.3
17.3
63.14
65.2
62
15.4
59.72
66.5
42
Nov.
6.9
44.42
64.6
53
11.3
52.34
59.5
60.1
8.6
47.48
63.8
37.1
Dec.
0.2
32.36
63.8
24.9
5.6
42.08
52.9
24.3
2.5
36.5
60.5
15.2

City
Gwangju
Daejeon
Jeju (Seogwipo)
Month
C
F
H
R
C
F
H
R
C
F
H
R
Jan.
0.5
32.9
70.5
38
-1.9
28.58
68.9
29.5
6.6
43.88
64.8
59.4
Feb.
1.9
35.42
68.9
43.9
0.2
32.36
66
36.4
7.1
44.78
64.2
80.6
Mar.
6.5
43.7
66.2
64.5
5.4
41.72
63.8
60.5
10.1
50.18
64.6
125.6
Apr.
12.9
55.22
65.2
95.3
12.4
54.32
61.6
87.2
14.4
57.92
67.8
172.2
May
17.8
64.04
68.4
97.3
17.6
63.68
65.8
97
18.1
64.58
71.3
215.4
Jun.
22
71.6
75.1
190.3
22
71.6
73.2
174.3
21.3
70.34
80
279.3
Jul.
25.5
77.9
80.6
281.9
25.3
77.54
80.1
292.2
25.3
77.54
85.1
306.3
Aug.
26.1
78.98
79
276
25.5
77.9
79.8
296.5
26.6
79.88
80.4
257.6
Sep.
21.4
70.52
75.8
137.7
20.3
68.54
77.6
141.5
23.4
74.12
73.6
170.2
Oct.
15.4
59.72
71
55.3
13.8
56.84
73.7
56.9
18.8
65.84
66.8
72.7
Nov.
8.7
47.66
71.6
55.4
6.8
44.24
73.4
51.7
13.7
56.66
65.6
68.4
Dec.
2.8
37.04
71.7
32.4
0.7
33.26
71.8
30.1
8.9
48.02
64.6
43.1

Note: C- Centigrade, F- Fahrenheit, H- Humidity (%), R-Rainfall (mm). This is the mean value from 1971 to 2000.

Four Distinct Seasons

Korea's climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and
a monsoonal climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is
characterized by four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Spring


Spring lasts from late March to May and is warm. Various flowers, including the picturesque cherry blossom, cover the nation's mountains and fields during this time.

Summer


Summer lasts from June to early September. It is a hot and humid time of the year.

Autumn


Autumn lasts from September to November, and produces mild weather. It is the best season for visiting Korea.


Winter



Winter lasts from December to mid-March. It can be bitterly cold during this time due to the influx of cold Siberian air. Heavy snow in the northern and eastern parts of Korea makes for favorable skiing conditions.


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