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Best time to visit Busan, South Korea

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The best time to visit Busan is May-June

Want to know when to travel to Busan? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, May-June is the best time to go to Busan. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Busan can reach a maximum of 29℃ (85℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -3℃ (27℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Busan, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Busan in July. Head over there in December instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Busan are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

August

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Busan seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Busan as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Busan is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Busan

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Busan for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Busan climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Busan for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Busan in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Busan in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Busan in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Busan in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Busan in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 8 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Busan in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Busan in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Busan in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Busan in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Busan in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Busan in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Busan in December

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Busan in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Busan is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Busan is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Busan is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Busan, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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