Average weather in January in Seoul, South Korea

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Seoul in January is -5.4°C (22.28°F). January is a dry month with an average of 16mm (0.6in) rain. This makes it the driest month of the year. It rains on average a total of 7 days. Most people don't tend to visit Seoul during this period since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 2.2°C (35.96°F). This makes January the coldest month of the year. The sun will occasionally show itself with 171 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Wear a base layer in cold weather, this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. Visitors traveling to Seoul should definitely plan on bringing a warm sweater and winter jacket since there will be periods of snow.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -5 °C
Max Temperature 2 °C
Chance of Rain 23%
Precipitation 16mm
Rainy Days 7
Sunshine Hours 171

 

Where to stay in Seoul

Where to go in South Korea in January

Find out more about the weather in South Korea in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
2/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Weather Forecasts for Seoul

TUE   Oct 04
19°C | 15°C
WNW 29 kmph
34.6 mm
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

WED   Oct 05
20°C | 14°C
SSE 14 kmph
0.9 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

THU   Oct 06
18°C | 13°C
NE 9 kmph
4.9 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

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