About Korea: Seasons & Weather
By: Korea Tourism Organization
It sure is getting hotter nowadays, marking the beginning of Summer.
Korea has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons; spring, summer, fall and winter. Winters which last from December ~ March are long, cold and dry whereas summers which last from July ~ September are short, hot and humid. Spring (March ~ May) and autumn (October ~ November) are short in duration.
In Korea, each season is characterized by a unique feature, such as cherry blossoms in spring, maple leaves in autumn, the snow in winter, and the beach and monsoon season during the summer.
Cherry blossoms bloom across to cover the nation in wonderful colors of white and pink during this season.
Tourists can enjoy cherry blossom festivals in locations such as Yeouido, Jamsil, or Nami Island.
The weather can vary, being very cold during the evening, while being warm during the day.
Summer temperatures in Korea and reach as high as 40 degrees in some districts such as Daegu or Busan. There is also the rainy monsoon season during July and August.
Tourists and locals will often go to nearby lakes, reservoirs, water parks and beaches to cool off from the summer heat.
Between spring and summer is also the season for several music or outdoor festivals.
Similar to Spring, maple leaves cover the nation in colors of red and orange, marking the eventual coming of winter.
Tourists and locals may visit locations such as the Naejang Mountain in Jeongeup, which is one of the most famous attractions to see the autumn maple leaves.
The weather can vary, being cold during the evening while being relatively warm during the day.
Winter in Korea can get very cold, with temperatures reaching as low as negative 20 degrees in districts such as Gangwon-do. It also snows heavily, with the amount varying across the districts.
Tourists and locals will often visit the Ski-resort during this season to go skiing, snowboarding or sledding.
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