Ganghwa Island, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ganghwa Island, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Ganghwa Island, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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When to go to Ganghwa Island, South Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Ganghwa Island, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ganghwa Island, South Korea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ganghwa Island, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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What to wear/what to pack for Ganghwa Island, South Korea by month

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January

In January, Ganghwa Island is frosty and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Ganghwa Island, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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February

February for Ganghwa Island is brisk and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Ganghwa Island is brisk, somewhat rainy and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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April

In April, Ganghwa Island is crisp, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ganghwa Island, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

Traveling to Ganghwa Island in May, you will notice that it is mild, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you go to Ganghwa Island in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Ganghwa Island during July, you might see that it is hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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August

Traveling to Ganghwa Island in August, you will notice that it is hot, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

Traveling to Ganghwa Island in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you vacation in Ganghwa Island during October, you will probably see that it is balmy, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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November

In November, Ganghwa Island is pretty cool, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ganghwa Island, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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December

December in Ganghwa Island can be very chilly and very hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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Activities for Ganghwa Island, South Korea

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ganghwa Island.

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