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Seoul Climate & Temperature

  • Seoul, South Korea is at 3734'N, 12657'E, 87 m (286 ft). See map.
  • Seoul has a humid continental climate with severe, dry winters, hot summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-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 average 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/m (33.62 Gallons/ft).
  • 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.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Seoul you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Punta Del Este, Uruguay where you would find a Marine west coast climate (Warm temperate moist forest biome).

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 3 (37) 9 (48) 17 (63) 23 (73) 27 (81) 29 (84) 31 (88) 26 (79) 20 (68) 12 (54) 3 (37) 17 (62)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -3 (26) -1 (30) 5 (40) 12 (53) 17 (63) 22 (71) 25 (76) 25 (78) 21 (69) 14 (58) 7 (44) 0 (31) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (14) -7 (19) -1 (30) 5 (41) 11 (52) 16 (61) 21 (70) 22 (72) 16 (61) 8 (46) 1 (34) -5 (23) 6 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 23 (1) 25 (1) 47 (2) 94 (4) 92 (4) 134 (5) 369 (15) 294 (12) 169 (7) 50 (2) 53 (2) 21 (1) 1371 (54)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 3 (10%) 3 (11%) 6 (19%) 6 (20%) 7 (23%) 9 (30%) 14 (45%) 10 (32%) 7 (23%) 5 (16%) 5 (17%) 5 (16%)   80 (22%)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 05:48 06:26 06:40 07:36 08:17 07:08 05:46 06:30 06:54 07:27 06:00 05:11   06:38
Average Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 9h 52' 10h 44' 11h 53' 13h 08' 14h 10' 14h 42' 14h 28' 13h 34' 12h 22' 11h 08' 10h 06' 9h 36'   12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 60 (40) 61 (39) 57 (43) 59 (41) 59 (41) 49 (51) 40 (60) 49 (51) 56 (44) 68 (32) 60 (40) 55 (45)   55 (45)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 32.5 41.7 52.6 64.2 72.6 75.9 72.9 64.6 53.2 41.7 32.5 29   52.7

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