The best times to visit Dongducheon for ideal weather are

April 30th to June 24th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Dongducheon Travel Info

Weather in Dongducheon

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dongducheon vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 30th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dongducheon, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Dongducheon Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dongducheon Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Dongducheon Perceived Temperature (F)

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Dongducheon Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dongducheon Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 35.9 24.5 13.6
Feb 43.3 31.5 20.4
Mar 53.2 41 29.2
Apr 65.5 52.3 40.1
May 76.4 63.4 51.5
Jun 83.1 71.8 61.9
Jul 83.8 75.7 69.3
Aug 85.8 76.8 69.5
Sep 79.2 68 58.7
Oct 69.6 56.2 44.8
Nov 54.2 42.9 32.7
Dec 38.3 28.1 18.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.2 -4.2 -10.2
Feb 6.3 -0.3 -6.4
Mar 11.8 5 -1.6
Apr 18.6 11.3 4.5
May 24.7 17.4 10.8
Jun 28.4 22.1 16.6
Jul 28.8 24.3 20.7
Aug 29.9 24.9 20.8
Sep 26.2 20 14.8
Oct 20.9 13.4 7.1
Nov 12.3 6.1 0.4
Dec 3.5 -2.2 -7.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dongducheon are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Dongducheon? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Dongducheon is often around around March 5th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dongducheon.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dongducheon (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 2.9 0.5
Feb 8% 0.9 1
Mar 13% 1.9 1.7
Apr 21% 0 2.8
May 18% 0 3.6
Jun 19% 0 5.8
Jul 38% 0 18.8
Aug 37% 0 11.9
Sep 19% 0 5.7
Oct 12% 0 2.1
Nov 20% 0.4 2.4
Dec 9% 1.7 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 7.4 1.3
Feb 8 2.3 2.5
Mar 13 4.8 4.3
Apr 21 0 7.1
May 18 0 9.1
Jun 19 0 14.7
Jul 38 0 47.8
Aug 37 0 30.2
Sep 19 0 14.5
Oct 12 0 5.3
Nov 20 1 6.1
Dec 9 4.3 2.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Dongducheon has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (42.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.9%).

Wind in Dongducheon is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.8 MPH or 7.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 9.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dongducheon.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Feb 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 8.5 Light breeze
Apr 4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
May 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.7 Light breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Aug 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Sep 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Oct 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Dec 3 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 47.4%
Feb 43.5%
Mar 42.3%
Apr 42.8%
May 49.1%
Jun 57.8%
Jul 72.9%
Aug 70.7%
Sep 64.5%
Oct 57.3%
Nov 53.9%
Dec 50.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dongducheon?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for South Korea; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 03, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dongducheon, South Korea is April, followed by March and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dongducheon in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.7 in July means 56.7% of the tourists vs. April.

 

 

Overall Dongducheon Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 80.5°F (26.9°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 6 to 12 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Dongducheon, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 47.2°F (8.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 6 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Dongducheon to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.1°F (9.5°C) and 33.7°F (0.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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