Best time to visit, weather and climate South Korea

Best time to visit South Korea

The best time to visit 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 South Korea is 29°C in august and the lowest is -1°C in january.

The average climate figure for South Korea is an 7,9. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.


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

Climate South Korea per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-1°C 3°C 10°C 16°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 25°C 19°C 10°C 1°C
6
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16
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22
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36
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42
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60
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167
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115
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46
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43
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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 South Korea

 
Day
Night
Precip
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day -1°C 3°C 10°C 16°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 25°C 19°C 10°C 1°C
Night -7°C -3°C 1°C 6°C 11°C 17°C 21°C 22°C 16°C 10°C 4°C -4°C
Precip 6
mm
16
mm
22
mm
36
mm
42
mm
60
mm
167
mm
115
mm
46
mm
43
mm
30
mm
19
mm
Rain
days
3 3 7 10 9 14 20 19 9 6 9 5
Snow
days
4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
Dry
days
24 22 22 20 22 16 11 12 21 25 20 21
Sun hours
per day
6 8 8 9 10 10 8 9 8 7 6 6
Wind force
in 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
 

Weather South Korea january

On average, it is maximum -1° in january in South Korea and at least around -7° degrees. In january there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 6 mm. The it will be dry 24 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 4 days in january.

Weather South Korea february

On average, it is maximum 3° in february in South Korea and at least around -3° degrees. In february there are 3 days of rainfall with a total of 16 mm. The it will be dry 22 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Weather South Korea march

On average, it is maximum 10° in march in South Korea and at least around 1° degrees. In march there are 7 days of rainfall with a total of 22 mm. The it will be dry 22 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Weather South Korea april

On average, it is maximum 16° in april in South Korea and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 36 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea may

On average, it is maximum 22° in may in South Korea and at least around 11° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 42 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea june

On average, it is maximum 26° in june in South Korea and at least around 17° degrees. In june there are 14 days of rainfall with a total of 60 mm and the it will be dry 16 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in South Korea and at least around 21° degrees. In july there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 167 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea august

On average, it is maximum 29° in august in South Korea and at least around 22° degrees. In august there are 19 days of rainfall with a total of 115 mm and the it will be dry 12 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea september

On average, it is maximum 25° in september in South Korea and at least around 16° degrees. In september there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 46 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea october

On average, it is maximum 19° in october in South Korea and at least around 10° degrees. In october there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in South Korea.

Weather South Korea november

On average, it is maximum 10° in november in South Korea and at least around 4° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 1 day in november.

Weather South Korea december

On average, it is maximum 1° in december in South Korea and at least around -4° degrees. In december there are 5 days of rainfall with a total of 19 mm. The it will be dry 21 days this month in South Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

14 day weather forecast South Korea

The weather for Seoul in South Korea will be 4° till 11° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Th
28 Jan
Natte sneeuw 4°C -11°C 3.2 mm 90% 2.0 cm 6m/s 2
Fr
29 Jan
Helder -7°C -14°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 6m/s 4
Sa
30 Jan
Licht bewolkt 5°C -8°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 2m/s 4
Su
31 Jan
Wisselend bewolkt 8°C 1°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 2m/s 4
Mo
1 Feb
Licht bewolkt 7°C -3°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 4m/s 3
Tu
2 Feb
Licht bewolkt -1°C -6°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 2m/s 4
We
3 Feb
Wisselend bewolkt 2°C -7°C 0.4 mm 25% 0 cm 4m/s 4

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max Min Precip Change Snow Wind UV
Th
4 Feb
Wisselend bewolkt -3°C -8°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 3m/s 4
Fr
5 Feb
Sneeuwval 1°C -5°C 8.9 mm 95% 7.6 cm 2m/s 1
Sa
6 Feb
Helder 2°C -5°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 3
Su
7 Feb
Overwegend bewolkt 6°C -1°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 1
Mo
8 Feb
Bewolkt 9°C 0°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 3m/s 2
Tu
9 Feb
Bewolkt 9°C 0°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 2
We
10 Feb
Overwegend bewolkt 11°C 2°C 0 mm 0% 0 cm 1m/s 1

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Hotels and apartments in South Korea

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Flight tickets to South Korea

South Korea has 9 airports which you can fly to:

  • 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

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About South Korea

South Korea is in the continental part Asia and the capital is Seoul. The total surface is 98.480 km² with 2.413 km of coastline and the population consists of 51.446.201 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 3x as small as New Zealand. 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 9.830 km distance from Wellington. From Auckland Airport the flight time is about 13 hours5.

Currency South Korea

In South Korea the South Korean won is used to pay.

Exchange rate South Korean won (KRW) 28 january 2021

1 South Korean won = 0,00 New Zealand dollar
100 South Korean won = 0,13 New Zealand dollar

1 New Zealand dollar = 770,72 South Korean won
100 New Zealand dollar = 77.071,95 South Korean 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.

Bring your credit card

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:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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Download Apple

MasterCard Nearby
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Time difference South Korea

In South Korea it is now 01:07 o’clock at night on thursday 28 january 2021. That is 4 hour earlier than in New Zealand. The time zone of South Korea is Asia/Seoul and the Greenwich time is UTC+09.

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)