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

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

When to go to Sokcho, South Korea

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Sokcho in January, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket

February

February in Sokcho is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while.

It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks

March

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Sokcho during April, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 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:

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

May

May in this region is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Sokcho in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Sokcho is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Sokcho, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Sokcho is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

This is also a rainy time for Sokcho, 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
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

December

December in Sokcho is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s 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 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sokcho, 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 Sokcho
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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