The best times to visit Gyeongju for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st


September 3rd to November 18th

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



Other Gyeongju Travel Info

Weather in Gyeongju


Average temperatures in Gyeongju vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th 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 Gyeongju, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.

Gyeongju Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Gyeongju Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Gyeongju Perceived Temperature (F)


Gyeongju Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Gyeongju 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 45.1 35.7 26.9
Feb 49 39.7 30.6
Mar 56.7 47 36.8
Apr 66.1 55.9 45.1
May 75.6 65.4 55.6
Jun 79.1 71 63.8
Jul 85.3 77.8 71.5
Aug 86.9 79 72.7
Sep 79.5 71.2 63.9
Oct 72 62 52.9
Nov 60.4 50.4 41.5
Dec 48.3 38.9 30.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.3 2.1 -2.8
Feb 9.4 4.3 -0.8
Mar 13.7 8.3 2.7
Apr 18.9 13.3 7.3
May 24.2 18.6 13.1
Jun 26.2 21.7 17.7
Jul 29.6 25.4 21.9
Aug 30.5 26.1 22.6
Sep 26.4 21.8 17.7
Oct 22.2 16.7 11.6
Nov 15.8 10.2 5.3
Dec 9.1 3.8 -1.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gyeongju are December, January, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early December. For example, on the week of December 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Gyeongju? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Gyeongju is often around around February 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 Gyeongju.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 9% 1.1 1.1
Feb 17% 2.3 2.1
Mar 19% 1.2 3.1
Apr 20% 0 3.9
May 18% 0 4.3
Jun 18% 0 5.3
Jul 29% 0 9.5
Aug 28% 0 7.7
Sep 20% 0 6.2
Oct 13% 0 3
Nov 13% 0 1.9
Dec 8% 1.1 1.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 9 2.8 2.8
Feb 17 5.8 5.3
Mar 19 3 7.9
Apr 20 0 9.9
May 18 0 10.9
Jun 18 0 13.5
Jul 29 0 24.1
Aug 28 0 19.6
Sep 20 0 15.7
Oct 13 0 7.6
Nov 13 0 4.8
Dec 8 2.8 3


Humidity and Wind

Gyeongju has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (36.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.6%).

Wind in Gyeongju is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and January. March’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.6 MPH or 9 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 10.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.2 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.3 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.1%
Feb 45.1%
Mar 46.2%
Apr 49%
May 53.9%
Jun 67.8%
Jul 72.6%
Aug 72.3%
Sep 69.4%
Oct 58%
Nov 50.6%
Dec 40.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Gyeongju?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gyeongju, South Korea is January, followed by May and April. 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 Gyeongju in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 73.7 in December means 73.7% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Gyeongju Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.1°F (25.6°C) and 51.2°F (10.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 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 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Gyeongju, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.4°F (27.4°C) and 55.5°F (13.1°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 the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Gyeongju to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.7°F (11.5°C) and 43.2°F (6.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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