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

 

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

 

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