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

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

When to go to Taebaek, South Korea

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

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

January

If you go to Taebaek in January, you will notice that it is frosty and extremely snowy. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

February

In February, Taebaek is freezing and very snowy. 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 Taebaek, 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:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

March

March here can be brisk, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Taebaek can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s 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 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Taebaek, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Taebaek is mild and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is warm and very 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:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

July

In July, Taebaek 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 (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Taebaek, 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:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

August

In August, Taebaek 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 (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September for Taebaek is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Taebaek is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. 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:

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

November

November is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Taebaek is very cold and very snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

It also snows about two thirds of the time. 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:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Waterproof boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Umbrella

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

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

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