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Weather

The climate of Gwangju is somewhere in between a west coast climate and a continental climate but more similar to the west coast climate, which means that the city is warm and has adequate rainfall rates. Gwangju weather cycles through three cold days and four warm days, due to the effects of the cold continental high pressure system from Mongolia in the winter. The region is very hot due to the North Pacific high pressure system during summer. Gwangju has a rainy season in early and late summers and is also affected by typhoons once or twice a year. The migratory anticyclones from China makes the region dry and clear during the spring and the winter. The median annual temperature is 14.2℃, the median temperature in January is-0.0℃, 28.4℃ in August and the total annual rainfall is 1,246.5㎜.

Average Temperature Year Around

(In degrees Celsius)

Average Temperature Year Around
Year Yr. Avg. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 Avg. 14.2 0.5 4.4 7.4 11.2 18.6 23.7 26.3 28.1 23.6 15.7 8.4 2.5
2011 Avg. 13.7 -3.4 3.1 5.3 12.2 19.0 23.3 26.5 25.9 22.7 15.4 12.6 2.2
2012 Avg. 13.7 0.4 0.4 6.5 13.6 20.0 23.4 26.4 27.6 21.3 15.9 8.1 0.4
Highest 37.7 11.1 14.9 20.5 28.5 31.6 31.8 35.2 37.7 31.4 26.7 18.8 12.0
Lowest -10.2 -9.7 -9.7 -3.5 0.8 10.4 15.6 20.5 18.8 14.3 4.6 -0.6 -10.2
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
Highest 36.2 15.4 19.8 26.8 25.0 32.1 32.8 33.5 36.2 32.1 29.8 23.8 14.0
Lowest -10.2 -9.7 -9.7 -3.5 0.8 10.4 15.6 20.5 18.8 14.3 14.3 -0.6 -10.2
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
Highest 36.5 14.2 20.5 26.2 28.0 33.5 32.1 36.5 32.3 31.2 29.1 29.2 11.6
Lowest -7.3 -7.3 -6.6 -2.8 4.1 7.0 16.5 17.7 18.4 16.7 5.3 0.3 -6.7

Source: Gwangju Regional Meteorological Office

Average Precipitation Year Around

(In degrees Celsius)

Average Precipitation Year Around
Year Yr. Avg. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
2010 1,573.1 37.1 135.8 76.0 133.0 99.0 70.6 453.0 337.6 139.7 42.0 7.4 41.9
2011 1,300.3 7.4 59.8 23.1 103.0 142.9 120.0 277.5 382.5 13.5 20.5 136.8 13.3
2012 1,626.8 15.2 18.6 100.4 82.5 42.6 83.1 330.6 473.5 272.0 82.8 45.9 79.6
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

Source: Gwangju Regional Meteorological Office

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