The Korean Peninsula is located in the temperate climate zone on the mid-latitude. It is cold and dry during the winter (December ~ February), hot and humid during the summer (June ~ September). Its spring (March ~ May) and autumn (mid-September ~ November) exhibit many dry days with the clear sky.
|The annual average temperature ranges from 10 to 16℃, while it rises up to 23 ~ 27℃ in August, which is the hottest month, stays between 16 and 19℃ in May, 11 and 19℃ in October. It decreases down to -6 ~ 7℃ in January, which is the coldest month.
|The yearly average amount of precipitation ranges from 1100 to 1400mm, 50~60% of which occurs throughout the summer.
|The directions of the wind are clearly different from season to season, as it is subject to the northwesterly in the winter and the southwesterly in the summer. Although the wind velocity is quite low in September and October, the coastal regions are under clear impacts of the land and sea breeze.
|July and August are highly humid months, the level of humidity reaching 80% throughout the country, and lowering down to 70% in September and October.
|The monsoon season begins in the Jeju region in mid- to late-June and moves up toward the center of the peninsula in late-June and lasts for approximately 30 days.
|There are approximately 28 typhoons that are generated in the western part of the Northern Pacific throughout the year. Two or three of those typhoons directly or indirectly affect Korea, usually in the summer and early autumn.