Gangneung, South Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Gangneung, South Korea? If you're planning to go to Gangneung, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Gangneung, South Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Gangneung, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

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

January

January in Gangneung is cold and somewhat hazy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

February

February in Gangneung is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear

March

In March, Gangneung can be brisk, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella

April

April in Gangneung is cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear

May

May in Gangneung is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

In June, Gangneung is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

July

July here is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

August

August in Gangneung is hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

September

September in Gangneung is a perfect temperature and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

October

If you visit Gangneung during October, you are likely to find that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

November

If you visit Gangneung during November, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear

December

In December, Gangneung can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Gangneung, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Gangneung, South Korea

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types F
  • A SIM card that works in Gangneung
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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