Weather in August in South Korea

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in August in South Korea. Is this month a good time to go to South Korea? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in South Korea in August?

The weather in South Korea in August ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination. August is a summer month in South Korea.

August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Pyeongchang with 24°C (75°F) to very warm temperatures in Daegu with 31°C (89°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in Daegu and 17°C (62°F) in Pyeongchang . It is one of the warmest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from heavy in Pohang with 173mm (6.8inch) rainfall to heavy in Pyeongchang with 376mm (15inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 154 hours of sunshine in Seoul during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in South Korea.

Where to go in South Korea in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in South Korea on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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).

Popular destinations in South Korea

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in South Korea?

Average weather in Seoul

In August Seoul generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (87°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Seoul
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
29°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
124 hours 
418mm / 16inch 
17 days 
poor 
30°C / 87°F 
23°C / 73°F 
154 hours 
352mm / 14inch 
14 days 
poor 
26°C / 79°F 
18°C / 64°F 
182 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
9 days 
Climate in Seoul

Average weather in Busan

In August Busan generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Busan
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 81°F 
22°C / 72°F 
173 hours 
316mm / 12inch 
14 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
200 hours 
255mm / 10inch 
12 days 
26°C / 79°F 
20°C / 67°F 
172 hours 
158mm / 6.2inch 
9 days 
Climate in Busan

Average weather in Jeju

In August Jeju generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Jeju
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
195 hours 
239mm / 9.4inch 
13 days 
30°C / 86°F 
24°C / 75°F 
193 hours 
265mm / 10inch 
14 days 
poor 
26°C / 79°F 
20°C / 68°F 
162 hours 
221mm / 8.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Jeju

Average weather in Seogwipo

In August Seogwipo generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (77°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Seogwipo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
29°C / 83°F 
24°C / 74°F 
142 hours 
311mm / 12inch 
14 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
25°C / 77°F 
186 hours 
292mm / 11inch 
14 days 
poor 
27°C / 81°F 
21°C / 70°F 
176 hours 
196mm / 7.7inch 
10 days 
Climate in Seogwipo

Average weather in Incheon

In August Incheon generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Incheon
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
161 hours 
342mm / 13inch 
15 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
192 hours 
272mm / 11inch 
13 days 
poor 
26°C / 79°F 
18°C / 64°F 
202 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
9 days 
Climate in Incheon

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in South Korea.

Is August the best time to go to South Korea?

In our opinion August is not the best time to visit South Korea with commonly poor weather in Seoul.

On average the best time to visit South Korea is in October with generally perfect weather in Seoul. The worst months are January, February, July, August and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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