South Korea weather & when to go: July
The South Korean summer which arrives in July may not be exactly the summer you envisage. As the temperature rises, so do the humidity levels. This means that monsoon rains are also to be expected - indeed, more than half of the annual rainfall will plummet from the skies in July and August.
July's weather in detail
July heralds in the arrival of summer in South Korea, with humidity levels and temperatures rising across the country. Highs of 27°C can be expected on occasion in Seoul during this month. he breeze on the coast offers a welcome respite from the heat, and the loftier mountains of Songnisan and other National Parks in the interior also benefit from cooler air.
July is also typically the wettest month of the year and torrential monsoon rains can be expected. Thankfully South Korea is sheltered from the typhoons that can hit this region during the summer months. The sheltering masses of China and Japan, however, do still let in a couple each year. These have not caused major problems in recent years but can create landslides in the hills around Seoul and generally a few extremely wet days as they blow over the country.
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Besides close geographical proximity South Korea and Japan share many similarities and make natural holiday partners. Both are countries rich in ancient history, where deep-rooted traditions are balanced by contemporary culture and technological sophistication. Natural wonders and scenic beauty can be found throughout the two, as can a distinctive cuisine and friendly people. This ten day itinerary offers a teasing taster of both destinations.
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Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
Boryeong Mud Festival
The mud in Boryoeng is believed to have healing properties and in late July people flock to Daecheon Beach to wallow in mud pools, take part in mud slides and paint each other in mud.