South Korea: weather & when is the best time to visit?

South Korean weather, unlike that of many other Asian destinations, is relatively straightforward and concise to comprehend. The year is divided into four distinct seasons with only minor geographical differences. The country’s altitudinous interior and colder, yet windier, coasts account for the majority of regional temperature variations in South Korea.

There is a lovely spring (April to June), a muggy and rainy summer (July to August) and a refreshing autumn (September to November), and a bitterly cold, snowy yet dry winter (December to February) (December to March).

This article will not only give you a seasonal overview, but also tell you when is the best time to visit Korea as a tourist.

Spring: April to June

Spring, which lasts from April to June, is widely considered the best time to visit South Korea. that time average daily temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees Celsius.

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The flowers are in bloom at this time, and green spaces. especially in Gyeongju, are bathed in the delightful hues of the pink cherry blossom.

Since the weather the least likely to be inclement, several festivals in Yeouido, Seoul Forest, Changgyeonggung, Jecheon, Kyunghee University, etc. activities held during this period.So it would be a good idea to visit Korea in the spring, as the weather is pleasant and the scenery is beautiful.


Join the locals in heading for the hills and taking advantage of Songnisan, Seoraksan, and Jirisan National Parks. You should expect sunny days, but you can also expect crowds at famous tourist attractions because this is the most popular time of year to visit South Korea.


Monsoon: middle of June to late July


In Korea, the monsoon season begins in the middle of June and ends in late July, just before the summer season. Owing to climate change, these heavy rains will last longer in the future.In Korea, the monsoon season begins in the middle of June and ends in late July, just before the summer season. Owing to climate change, these heavy rains will last longer in the future.


Summer: July to August

Summer in South Korea lasts from July to August and is the hottest time of the year. Temperatures may vary from 23 to 30 degrees Celsius.


It can be extremely hot, so seek shelter in Seoul’s many air-conditioned spaces or enjoy the sea breezes of coastal regions like Busan. The popular Haeundae Beach is filled with people and parasols, and the southern vacation island of Jeju.


Autumn: September to November


After the summer’s muggy heat and rains have ended, South Korea bursts into color once more, with festivals taking center stage. Autumnal landscapes are ablaze with brilliant shades of orange and red, particularly in the country’s National Parks, such as Songnisan, Jirisan, and Seoraksan.


Long into October, the weather in Jeju’s seaside resorts – and even higher in the hills – is normally mild enough to wear a t-shirt during the day, but after that, you’ll need to pack some extra clothes.


Autumn is a close competitor to spring as the best time to visit South Korea because of the mild temperatures (average temperature: 19-21°C), low rainfall, and natural beauty. Moreover, significant Korean traditional festivals, such as Chuseok, take place during this period, adding to the season’s allure.

Winter: December to March

South Korea is a land of extremes where temperature drastically drops with the arrival of winter. Winter temperatures in Gangwon-do Province drop to as low as -20°C on occasion. despite being slightly milder along the southern coast and on the holiday island of Jeju in the far south.


The long winter, which lasts from December to March, is bitterly cold but generally dry, and undeniably charming. You should expect crisp, white snow, which will produce romantic views without the crowds of spring. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do. Those places receive more snow than the national average.


End note

The best time of year to visit South Korea generally considered to be the spring months of April, May & June, and the autumn months of September, October & November. During these two seasons days are typically sunny and dry with comfortable average temperatures.

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🇧🇩 Nasrin Siraj Lopa

A travel addict who loves to explore new places and captures those precious forever moments through lens.