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

People don't tend to visit Pyeongchang in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Pyeongchang in January lies at 1.2°C (34.16°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around -10.0°C (14°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is moderate with an average of 31mm (1.2 inches). This makes it the driest month of the year. There are generally around 8 snowy days. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 200 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Pyeongchang , monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature -10 °C  
Max Temperature 1 °C  
Chance of Rain 27%  
Precipitation 30mm  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 67%  
Sunshine 200 hrs  
Percentage Sunshine 64%  

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. Visitors traveling to Pyeongchang should definitely plan on bringing a warm sweater and winter jacket since there will be periods of snow.

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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