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

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

When to go to Ulsan, South Korea

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

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

January

January in Ulsan is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Ulsan is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Ulsan in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Ulsan in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Ulsan during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Ulsan is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Ulsan is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Ulsan is pretty consistently hot and somewhat 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:

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

September

In September, Ulsan is a perfect temperature and somewhat 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 Ulsan, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Ulsan is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Ulsan is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain a bit less than half 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:

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

December

If you are traveling to Ulsan in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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