The weather in Korea can vary greatly depending on the season. Summers are typically hot and humid with occasional rainfall, while winters can be quite cold and snowy. Spring and fall tend to be milder with pleasant temperatures and colorful foliage. It’s important to pack accordingly for the season and check weather forecasts before planning outdoor activities.

Winter in Korea

• The temperature usually doesn’t go below freezing but it can get quite cold in Korea during the winter months (December – March), so be sure to bring appropriate clothing for this season

• January is the coldest month of the year in Korea

• Korea usually doesn’t see a lot of snow, but certain pockets in the country (i.e. the Daegu region) tend to experience a little more than others

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Spring in Korea

• Is quite nice, with warm temperatures and nice weather patterns

• In March and April, there is the nuisance of the ‘yellow dust’. During this time of year, the air can be blanketed with this dust, resulting from the clear-cutting that is done by neighboring China and Mongolia

• This is a beautiful time of year for the famous cherry blossoms. The trees are full with blossoms, presenting a unique beauty which is only seen for a short time each year. Be sure to attend the ‘Cherry Blossom Festival’ when you in Korea.

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Summer in Korea

• Can get quite hot and humid in Korea, especially in certain regions

• The monsoon season usually starts in July and runs through to August. You can expect brief and frequent rain spurts during these months

• August is the hottest month of the year in Korea

• Be sure to explore the southern islands and coastal cities for an escape to the sea. Jeju Island is a popular, cheap and great escape for summer vacation

Fall in Korea

• The weather in the fall is usually cool and sunny with clear blue skies

• The leaves are changing and the air is crisp; this is a great time of year to go on nature hikes and explore the colorful tree-lined mountains