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Climate and Weather of South Korea

South Korea has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Winters are usually long, cold and dry. Summers are very short, hot, and humid. Spring and autumn are pleasant but also short in duration. Seoul's average maximum temperature in January is 2°C and in July the maximum daytime temperature is about 29°C.

The country generally has enough rainfall, rarely it does less than 76 centimeters in any given year; for the most part, rainfall is over 1000 mm. Amounts of precipitation can however vary from year to year. Serious droughts occur about once every eight years. About two-thirds of the annual precipitation falls between June and September.

South Korea is less vulnerable to typhoons than neighboring countries. Only one to three typhoons can be expected per year. They usually pass over South Korea in late summer, especially in August and bring torrential rains.

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1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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