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The Weather and Climate in South Korea

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South Korea is settled in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. The county’s climate is moderate. The south easterly wind blows on summer while the dominant wind in wintertime is the northwesterly.

The South Korea climate on winters normally is long, cold and dry. January is the most frigid month of the year. Seoul's mean temperature on winters is between 5 degrees below 0 and 2.3 degrees below 0. The climate of the country ranges from -5° C to 5°C throughout this time of the year. But Jeju island, has a mean temperature about 2.5 degrees in January. The reason for this caustic cold is primarily the cold Siberian air. The country’s climate on the summer is humid, hot, and short. The mean temperature in August rates from 20° C to 26° C. This is hottest month in the South Korean climate. The mean temperature of Jeju in July is about 25°C.

The rainy season is normally from late June to late July. The south is the first to experience the rainfalls which then slowly goes north. There is some monsoon during the withdrawing of the rain in September. Most area of the country gets more than 100 centimeters of rain. The southern coastal region gets utmost rainfall. From June to September 1 to 3 typhoons come to the Korean peninsula. The country is less dangerous to typhoons than Taiwan, Japan, the east coast of China, or the Philippines. Spring and autumn are the most enjoyable seasons to travel South Korea. Humidity is within 80% and 90% throughout July, and from January to April between 30% and 50%.

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