Climate and monthly weather forecast
Pohang, South Korea


The climate of Pohang

In terms of temperature, Pohang can be described by the Köppen climate classification as having a humid subtropical climate, labelled Cfa, without a dry season. This city sits on the coast of South Korea, its geographical position contributing significantly to its moody but temperate climate.

Throughout the entire year, temperatures in Pohang range from as low as -2°C (28.4°F) to as high as 29.4°C (84.9°F). Given the relatively moderate fluctuations in the temperature highs of 6.5°C (43.7°F) to 29.4°C (84.9°F) and lows of -2°C (28.4°F) to 22.9°C (73.2°F), Pohang experiences a climate that is somewhat comfortable and less extreme when compared to other geographical areas. Lows have a tendency to dip further during the winter months, while the highs typically soar during the summer months.

Relative humidity levels fluctuate marginally across the months. Levels range from 49.1% to 78.8%, indicating a blend of dry and humid periods that occur throughout the 12-month cycle. Rainfall is another critical component, showing significant fluctuations from 26mm (1.02") to 227mm (8.94") per month. There is a noticeable increase in rainfall from April to September, with the most significant precipitation occurring in August. Daylight hours and sunshine hours do not display dramatic shifts, with changes from 9.8 hours to 14.6 hours and 5.2 hours to 7.2 hours respectively.

The best time to visit Pohang

Preferences for the best time to visit Pohang may vary widely, based on the individual's tolerance to temperature and rain. For those seeking warmer temperatures, the ideal travel period would be between June and September, where average temperatures soar to above 23.2°C (73.8°F). However, ubiquitous to this climate, these months also experience significant rainfall, with the months of July and August experiencing the highest rainfall, measuring above 200mm (7.87"). The humidity during this period is considerably high, averaging between 73.9% and 78.8%.

The worst time to visit Pohang

While Pohang's comparatively moderate climate implies there is no extremely unfavorable period to visit, individuals who are averse to cold temperatures should avoid the months from December to February, where temperatures drop as low as -2°C (28.4°F). Correspondingly, those inclined to stay dry should steer clear of Pohang between July and August, when the city witnesses its peak rainfall, weighing in at above 200mm (7.87").

Spring weather in Pohang

The spring season in Pohang typically lasts from late March through May. During this period, the average temperature reaches up to 23.2°C (73.8°F) with lows of 3.7°C (38.7°F). Combined with moderate humidity levels, ranging from 57% to 64.6%, this time of year offers a relatively comfortable climate. However, the city does experience increased rainfall during this period, rising to 85mm (3.35") in May.

Summer weather in Pohang

Summer months in Pohang are quite warm, with temperatures peaking at 29.4°C (84.9°F) in August. This is coupled with elevated humidity levels, peaking at 78.8% during the same month. The city, during these months from June to August, experiences significant rainfall, with a peak of 227mm (8.94") in August. Despite the increased rainfall, this season also boasts of the longest daylight hours, extending from 14.1 hours to 14.3 hours.

Autumn weather in Pohang

Spanning from September to November, autumn in Pohang sees decreasing temperatures and rainfall levels. The temperature in September commences at a relatively high 25.3°C (77.5°F) and subtly declines to 15.2°C (59.4°F) in November. Rainfall drops significantly from 177mm (6.97") in September to 41mm (1.61") in November. This season also witnesses a decrease in humidity, falling from 75.9% to 57.6%.

Winter weather in Pohang

The winter months, starting from December until February, offer the chilliest temperatures in Pohang. The average high temperatures oscillate from 9.2°C (48.6°F) to 6.5°C (43.7°F), and the lows fluctuate from 0.4°C (32.7°F) to -2°C (28.4°F). Rainfall during this period is at a yearly low, with levels dwindling to 26mm (1.02"). Despite lower temperatures, the city experiences sunlight for around 6.1 hours per day during this season.

Weather in January

The New Year arrives in Pohang with the chill of winter in full swing. The city warms up marginally throughout the day ceasing at 6.5°C (43.7°F), then diving to -2°C (28.4°F) once the sun goes down. This transition makes the city a winter wonderland. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February observes a slight alleviation in Pohang's wintry conditions. The daytime highs climb moderately to 8.6°C (47.5°F), from the previous value of 6.5°C (43.7°F) in January. Consequently, the night temps rise a bit too. Rhododendron flowers begin to bloom, adding a splash of color to the city’s landscape. Weather in February »

Weather in March

Spring begins to make its presence felt in Pohang in March. As the temperatures warm up to 12.7°C (54.9°F), the city starts to shake off the last vestiges of winter. The period is defined by a progressive increase in humidity. Cherry blossom season commences, making it a fantastic time to visit the city and participate in the famous festivals that take place during this time. Weather in March »

Weather in April

Pohang experiences a marked rise in temperatures in April, indicating the arrival of true spring. The mercury climbs significantly from 12.7°C (54.9°F) in March to a peak of 18.9°C (66°F), accompanied by a relative increase in humidity. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May in Pohang marks the transition from spring into summer. Temperature creeps further up to 23.2°C (73.8°F), extending the favorable conditions for outdoor activities before the onset of the hot, humid summer. More sunny days lead to more outdoor events and festivities. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June welcomes the summer season in Pohang, accompanied by a characteristic surge in heat and moisture. As the highest temperature moves to 25.5°C (77.9°F), city experiences its first early summer rain showers. This month is a blend of bright, warm days sporadically punctuated by rain showers. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July is the peak of the summer season in Pohang, characterized by the year's highest average temperatures, rest at 28.7°C (83.7°F). With the mercury soaring and humidity levels peaking, it's the hottest and the wettest period of the year. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August continues the scorching summer trend set by July in Pohang. The high temperature hovers around 29.4°C (84.9°F), the highest of the year, coupled with a relative abundance of rainfall. The beaches provide a welcome respite from the heat, bustling with both locals and tourists. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September brings a respite from the intense summer heat in Pohang, as the average high temperature dips to 25.3°C (77.5°F). The transition from summer to autumn is witnessed by the gradual decline in temperature and rainfall. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Pohang is synonymous with autumn's full glory. As the days shorten and temperature dips to 21.4°C (70.5°F), a fabulous display of fall colors blankets the city. The city sees a significant drop in rainfall as compared to September. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November ushers in winters with a remarkable drop in temperature, falling to 15.2°C (59.4°F) in Pohang. Concurrently, there's also a noticeable decrease in rainfall. As the landscape transforms into a mix of yellows and oranges with trees shedding their leaves, the city takes on a more tranquil atmosphere. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December confirms the onset of winter with the average temperature plummeting to 9.2°C (48.6°F). The city basks in a low rainfall period making it one of the drier months. Streets are adorned with mesmerizing lightings in preparation for the festive season. Weather in December »

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest time of year in Pohang?

Pohang reaches its average lowest temperatures in January, measuring 6.5°C (43.7°F) at the peak and -2°C (28.4°F) at the lowest.

What is the least humid month in Pohang?

The least humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 49.1%.

How many days does it rain in Pohang?

Throughout the year, in Pohang, South Korea, there are 100.3 rainfall days, and 1152mm (45.35") of precipitation is accumulated.

What month has the most sunshine in Pohang?

With an average of 7.2h of sunshine, May has the most sunshine of the year in Pohang, South Korea.

When are the longest days in Pohang?

With an average of 14h and 36min of daylight, June has the longest days of the year in Pohang, South Korea.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Pohang?

The months with the least sunshine are July and September, with an average of 5.2h of sunshine.

What is the warmest month in Pohang?

The warmest period in Pohang tends to be August, when average temperatures fluctuate between a high of 29.4°C (84.9°F) and a low of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

What is the most humid month in Pohang?

The most humid month in Pohang, South Korea, is August, with an average relative humidity of 78.8%.

What is the wettest month in Pohang?

August is the month with the most rainfall in Pohang, South Korea. Rain falls for 12.6 days and accumulates 227mm (8.94") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Pohang?

December is the month with the least rainfall in Pohang. Rain falls for 4.3 days and accumulates 26mm (1.02") of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Pohang?

December has the shortest days of the year in Pohang, South Korea, with an average of 9h and 48min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Pohang?

Pohang, South Korea, does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). KST timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Pohang, South Korea

Average temperature - Pohang, South Korea

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (29.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (6.5°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2°C).


Average humidity
Pohang, South Korea

Average humidity - Pohang, South Korea

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (78.8%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (49.1%).


Average rainfall
Pohang, South Korea

Average rainfall - Pohang, South Korea

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (227.4mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (25.7mm).


Average rainfall days
Pohang, South Korea

Average rainfall days - Pohang, South Korea

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (4.3 days).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Pohang, South Korea

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Pohang, South Korea

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 48min).

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7h and 12min).
The months with the least sunshine are July and September (Average sunshine: 5h and 12min).


Pohang, South Korea

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