The best times to visit Taebaek for ideal weather are
April 30th to July 22nd
August 27th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Taebaek Travel Guide
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Weather in Taebaek
Average temperatures in Taebaek vary drastically. 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 somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Taebaek, 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 84°F (28.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.1°F (22.3°C) at night.
Taebaek Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Taebaek 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.
Taebaek Perceived Temperature (F)
Taebaek Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Taebaek 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 Taebaek are December, January, and then October. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Taebaek? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Taebaek is often around around March 12th 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 Taebaek.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Taebaek (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
Taebaek has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (37.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (80.1%).
Wind in Taebaek is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by March and April. January’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 11.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Taebaek.
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||6.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.1||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.2||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.6||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.5||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.4||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.9||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.1||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Taebaek?
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 Taebaek, 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 Taebaek 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
Overall Taebaek Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 72°F (22.2°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C) with 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 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Taebaek, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 53.7°F (12.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 7 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 Taebaek to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.1°F (9.5°C) and 41.9°F (5.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.