The best times to visit Seoul 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.
Seoul Travel Guide
Weather in Seoul
Average temperatures in Seoul 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 31st 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 Seoul, 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 88.1°F (31.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.1°F (24.5°C) at night.
Seoul Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Seoul Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Seoul Perceived Temperature (F)
Seoul Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Seoul 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Seoul are January, December, and then February. 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 late July with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Seoul? 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 Seoul is often around around January 29th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Seoul.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Seoul (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Seoul has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (39.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (69.1%).
Wind in Seoul is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 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 10.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Seoul.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.8||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.1||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.8||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.1||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.3||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.3||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.9||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Seoul?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 12, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Korea, South; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Seoul, 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 Seoul 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
Overall Seoul Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 46°F (7.8°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 Seoul, 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°F (8.3°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 Seoul to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 32.2°F (0.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.