Seoul Climate & Temperature
- Seoul, South Korea is at 37°34'N, 126°57'E, 87 m (286 ft). See map.
- Seoul has a humid continental climate with severe, dry winters, hot summers and strong seasonality (Köppen-Geiger classification: Dwa).
- According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Seoul is situated in or near the cool temperate wet forest biome.
- The mean annual temperature is 11.8 degrees Celsius (53.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
- Average monthly temperatures vary by 28.8 °C (51.8°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype truly continental.
- In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2°C (35.6°F) on average falling to -7.3°C (18.8°F) overnight.
- In spring time temperatures climb reaching 16.3°C (61.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5°C (41°F).
- During summer average high temperatures are 29°C (84.2°F) and average low temperatures are 19.7°C (67.4°F).
- Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 19.3°C (66.8°F) during the day and lows of 8.3°C (47°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
- Total annual Precipitation averages 1370.5 mm (54 inches) which is equivalent to 1370.5 Litres/m² (33.62 Gallons/ft²).
- On average there are 2428 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
- If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Seoul you would come out nearest to the climate station at Punta Del Este, Uruguay where you would find a Marine west coast climate (Warm temperate moist forest biome).
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