Pyeongchang weather in December (Gangwon-Do, South Korea)

People don't tend to visit Pyeongchang in December since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Pyeongchang in December lies at 5.0°C (41°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around -5.1°C (22.82°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during December is moderate with an average of 32mm (1.3 inches). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 7 snowy days.


Pyeongchang , monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 22 °F  
Max Temperature 41 °F  
Chance of Rain 24%  
Precipitation 1 in  
Rainy days 7 days  
Humidity 67% *  
Sunshine 191 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 64% *  

Where to stay in Pyeongchang

Where to go in South Korea in December

Find out more about the weather in South Korea in December 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 December? Wear a base layer in cold weather, this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. Visitors traveling to Pyeongchang should definitely plan on bringing a warm sweater and winter jacket. Also bring some gloves because occasionally this month has periods of snow.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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