The best times to visit Taebaek for ideal weather are

April 30th to July 22nd

or

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.

 

 


Other Taebaek Travel Info

Weather in Taebaek

Temperature

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)

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Taebaek 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.

Taebaek Perceived Temperature (F)

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Taebaek Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 43.2 33.9 25.2
Feb 45.8 37.5 28.4
Mar 52.9 44.2 34.5
Apr 61.9 52.8 42.8
May 70.4 61.6 52.8
Jun 73.5 66.9 60.5
Jul 80.8 73.8 68.1
Aug 81.8 75.3 69.5
Sep 75.3 67.9 60.5
Oct 68.7 59.4 49.7
Nov 58 48.6 39.1
Dec 47 37.4 28.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.2 1.1 -3.8
Feb 7.7 3.1 -2
Mar 11.6 6.8 1.4
Apr 16.6 11.6 6
May 21.3 16.4 11.6
Jun 23.1 19.4 15.8
Jul 27.1 23.2 20.1
Aug 27.7 24.1 20.8
Sep 24.1 19.9 15.8
Oct 20.4 15.2 9.8
Nov 14.4 9.2 3.9
Dec 8.3 3 -2.1

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Taebaek (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 11% 1.9 1.5
Feb 13% 6.7 1.9
Mar 19% 1.2 2.8
Apr 15% 0 3.4
May 14% 0 2.9
Jun 17% 0 4.6
Jul 24% 0 6.5
Aug 26% 0 6.2
Sep 23% 0 6.3
Oct 11% 0 2.8
Nov 17% 0 2.8
Dec 7% 2.3 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 4.8 3.8
Feb 13 17 4.8
Mar 19 3 7.1
Apr 15 0 8.6
May 14 0 7.4
Jun 17 0 11.7
Jul 24 0 16.5
Aug 26 0 15.7
Sep 23 0 16
Oct 11 0 7.1
Nov 17 0 7.1
Dec 7 5.8 2.8

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 37.5%
Feb 47.4%
Mar 50%
Apr 54.5%
May 61.7%
Jun 77.2%
Jul 79.3%
Aug 80.1%
Sep 76.2%
Oct 60.9%
Nov 50.2%
Dec 37.3%

 

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

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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 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 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.

 

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