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Weather

The climate of Gwangju is somewhere in between a west coast and a continental climate (but more similar to a west coast climate), which means the city is warm and has sufficient rainfall rates. Gwangju weather cycles through three cold days and four warm days, due to the effects of a cold continental high pressure system from Mongolia in the winter. The region is very hot due to a North Pacific high pressure system during summer. Gwangju is affected by typhoons once or twice a year. The migratory anticyclones from China make the region dry and mostly clear during the spring and the winter. As of 2017, the average annual temperature is 14.6℃, the average temperature in January is 2℃, the average temperature in August is 27℃, and total annual precipitation is 936.6㎜.

Average monthly temperatures

(Unit: ℃)

Average Temperature Year Around
Year Yr. Avg. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2013 Avg. 14.2 0.0 2.0 7.6 11.4 19.1 23.9 27.1 28.4 22.6 16.8 8.6 2.9
2014 Avg. 14.3 2.1 4.2 8.6 14.5 19.2 22.9 25.2 24.4 22.3 16.4 10.3 1.2
2015 Avg. 14.6 1.7 3.0 8.0 13.9 19.4 22.5 25.4 26.0 22.0 16.9 11.6 5.3
2016 Avg. 15.0 0.9 3.3 8.4 15.5 19.8 23.0 26.9 27.8 23.0 17.2 9.6 4.7
Highest 37.2 13.7 19.8 22.9 27.4 31.1 31.5 36 37.2 33 31.1 21.9 17.3
Lowest -11.7 -11.7 -5.9 -4.3 7.1 10 14.7 20.1 16.6 15.6 5.9 -0.5 -4.6
2017 Avg. 14.6 2.0 2.9 7.4 15.1 19.8 23.1 27.8 27.0 22.4 17.0 8.8 1.9
Highest 37.3 14.8 15.7 20.6 30.4 33.0 34.1 35.4 37.3 31.1 29.5 21.3 13.6
Lowest -7.9 -7.9 -5.3 -2.4 3.5 10.7 13.7 22.5 17.7 11.5 3.4 -0.8 -7.2

Source: Gwangju Regional Meteorological Office

Average monthly precipitation

(Unit: ㎜)

Average Precipitation Year Around
Year Yr. Avg. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2013 1,245.4 20.6 48.0 76.9 54.9 86.5 83.7 349.1 293.2 88.5 30.8 95.0 18.2
2014 1,288.8 12.9 8.6 101.7 62.5 57.0 72.0 239.4 370.2 1165 105.0 95.5 47.5
2015 1100.1 47.2 23.9 36.5 145.5 48.6 146.6 164.3 148.9 66.6 90.9 121.9 59.2
2016 1482.3 49.7 45.2 55.2 185.0 104.5 116.1 301.3 81.0 251.2 216.7 31.5 44.9
2017 936.6 11.7 41.9 33.2 60.6 30.2 42.1 211.6 280.5 108.8 85.4 2.1 28.5

Source: Gwangju Regional Meteorological Office