Current Korea Weather Conditions Korea has four
seasons, with a
wet rainy season/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 most 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 remain a good time 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.
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 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.
Spring lasts from late March to early May. Temperatures
are mild and pleasant. It is the ideal season
to witness cherry blossoms, forsythia, azaleas,
magnolias and lilacs blooming during the peak
season between March and May.
Summer lasts from June to early September. It
is a hot and humid time of the year.
The hot months of summer last from June to early
September. Half of the annual rainfall occurs
during the monsoon season from late June to early
July. Mid-July through mid-August is the hottest
period and the most popular time for Koreans to
go on vacation.
Autumn lasts from September to November, and produces
mild weather. It is the best season for visiting
Lasting from September through November, the mild
days of fall make it the most pleasant time of
the year. The temperature varies greatly from
day to night. The mountains, when blanketed with
vivid golden and red autumnal leaves under the
clear blue sky, are breathtaking.
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
Korean winters last from December to early March
and the weather is usually cold and dry. Heavy
snow in the north and east makes for great skiing