Busan weather in January (South Korea)

People don't tend to visit Busan in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Busan in January lies at 8.7°C (47.66°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 0.8°C (33.44°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is moderate with an average of 37mm (1.4 inches). There are generally around 5 rainy days. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 204 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Busan, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 0 °C  
Max Temperature 8 °C  
Chance of Rain 19%  
Precipitation 36mm  
Rainy days 6 days  
Humidity 46%  
Sunshine 204 hrs  
Percentage Sunshine 63%  

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.

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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 / 3.5inches a 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. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.. Also bring some warm clothes.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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