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

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

When to go to Hongdo, South Korea

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

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

January

January is pretty cool and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Hongdo is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Hongdo, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Hongdo during March, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Hongdo is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Hongdo in May, you will notice that it is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Hongdo in June, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Hongdo is hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Hongdo is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Hongdo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Hongdo during October, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Hongdo is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Hongdo can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hongdo, 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 Hongdo

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