Dubbed as Hawaii of East Asia, Jeju island is a must-stop on your trip to South Korea.
When is the best time to visit Jeju island and enjoy the scenery?
This article includes climate in Jeju, the best months to visit Jeju island, and things to do on Jeju island in different seasons.
Climate and weather in Jeju island
Located in the southern part of Korea and surrounded by the sea, Jeju Island has much warmer and more pleasant weather than other parts of Korea.
The average temperature of the winter months (December to February) is 5°C and the summer months (June to August) is 26°C.
There are four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.
Spring: from March to May
Summer: from June to August
Fall: from September to November
Winter: from December to February
Rainy season in Jeju island
From the second half of June to early October, Jeju island can be affected by typhoons that bring strong winds and torrential rains.
Best time to visit Jeju island
The best time to visit Jeju island is from April to June and September to October.
April to June is the end of spring and early summer. The weather is warm but still dry with little rainfall. Traveling to Jeju at this time, you will have the opportunity to stroll around and see the beautiful cherry blossoms, or attend the vibrant spring festival.
From September to October, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the autumn, with the leaves simultaneously turning into very unique yellow or red.
Things to do on Jeju island in different seasons
A. Spring in Jeju
Spring on Jeju Island usually takes place from March to May every year with relatively warm and pleasant weather.
March: The highest average temperature of the day is 12 – 13ºC and the lowest is about 6ºC
April: The highest average temperature of the day is 17 – 18ºC and the lowest is 10ºC
May: The highest average temperature of the day is 21 – 22ºC and the lowest is 14 – 15ºC
Things to do in Jeju in spring
a) See flowers in Jeju Island
By the time of spring, Jeju is filled with beautiful blooming flowers. Cherry blossoms can easily be found along either side of the roads on the island. You can also spot azaleas and canola as well.
b) Join the hot spring
After a long day exploring Jeju island, there is nothing more wonderful soaking in hot mineral water and relaxing.
B. Summer in Jeju
The summer on Jeju Island is from June to August every year. It’s usually hot and humid, with the average temperature on the island is about 25 – 30 degrees Celsius.
In July and August, heavy rains appear more often, and it can affect your travel plan.
Things to do in Jeju in summer
For those who love outdoor activities, you can join some of them, such as climbing, windsurfing, snorkeling, at the beginning of June.