disebabkan tahap keboringan yang agak cipan ni.. aku pun merajinkan diri membuat sedikit homework berkaitan planning ku selepas ni.. ntah naper la semangat kuat tul nak g melancong ni.. jeles tul tenguk orang lain g melancong.. aku pun nak gak rasa gak keseronokkan tu.. hehehehe.. konon nak g korea kan?.. so sekarang banyak yang tanya nak g time season aper.?.. aku pun tak tau.. tapi dari maklumat yang aku jumpa mcam kat bawah.. so, kokong, .. mana season yang ko prefer?.. ko kan tak tahan sejuk.. aton?.. ko plak nak g time autumn kan?..
Korea's climate is determined by its mid-latitudinal location and peninsula configuration, as well as its position as an appendage to the world's largest continent, Asia. The continent, rather than the ocean, affects the climate of Korea. Korea has a humid, East Asian monsoonal climate but the average temperature during winter is generally below freezing point. The average January temperature in Seoul is -3.5¡£C. Summers in Korea are quite hot and humid, and in most of the country, the average temperature of the hottest month is above 25¡£C except in the northern regions. In Seoul, the average temperature in July is 25.3¡£C.
Korea has four distinctive seasons and variety of different types of weather. Without a doubt spring and autumn are the most beautiful and pleasant times of the year. As a general rule, the eastern part of any continent experiences greater extremes in temperature than the western part as well as lower temperatures in winter. On the Korean peninsula there is also a sharp difference in temperatures between the northern and southern areas.
Spring begins during the middle of April in the central part of the country, and toward the end of April in the northern region. Spring is rather short in the north. As the Siberian high pressure weakens, the temperature rises gradually. Farmers also during this time begin to grow rice, the staple food of the Korean people.
Summer can be divided into two periods; Jangma, a rainy period which occurs during the early summer months and hanyorum, a hot and humid period which occurs during late summer. The weather during the Jangma period is characterized by a marked concentration of rainfalls. More than 60 percent of the annual precipitation is concentrated between June and July. In particular, July sees many rainy days which are followed by short dry spells and clear skies. Much of the rainfall is due to summer monsoons which originate in the Pacific Ocean. In Korea, Jangma means "the rainy season.
"Rainfall during the summer time is characterized by heavy showeres. Daily precipitation often exceeds 200mm (8 inches), with extremes topping 300mm (12 inches). Occasional torrential storms caused by typhoons that pass through the peninsula from China may sometimes cause a great deal of damage, although the loss of the life is rare in these instances.
Regional temperature contrasts are not striking during the summer season although the northern interior and the littoral are cooler than temperature in the south. When Hanigureum begins in August, the temperature rises abruptly as the Jangma front moves northern toward Manchuria. During this period, the weather becomes extremely hot and humid, particularly in the western plains and the Nakdonggang river basin area. The daily high temperature often rises to over 38oC (100oF). Nights are also hot and humid.*Monsoon and Rainfall
Korea is located in the East-Asian monsoon belt. During the summer months, the air mass over Asia gathers abundant moisture from the ocean, and results in heavy rainfall. The monsoon season in Korea lasts from June through September and accounts for about 70 percent of Korea's yearly precipitation. During the winter months, masses of continental high pressure air develop over inland Siberia, from which strong northwestern winds bring dry, cold air into Korea. Except for a few instances of winter snowfall, the winter chill produces little precipitation.
Occasionally, there are typhoons which originate near the east Philippines and move northward toward Taiwan and China before shifting direction toward the northeast. Typhoons usually reach Korea in the months of July and August. One or two mild typhoons hit the south coast yearly and a strong one occurs every two to three years.
Autumn is the season with crisp weather, much sunlight and changing autumn leaves. This is the transitional season between the hot and humid summer and the cold and dry winter months. Beginning in October, the continental air mass brings dry, clear weather. Traditionally, Koreans enjoy the season of harvest, chuseok, which is one of the most important national holidays in Korea. It is celebrated as a harvest festival, and occasionally refered to as the Korean version of the American Thanksgiving. Autumn weather is nicely, expressed in the simple words of old Korean saying "The sky is high and the horses get fat."
Winter: The monsoonal arctic air from the interior of Asian continent brings bitter cold and dry weather and occasional snow fall, adding warmth to the cold and dry winter weather periodically. Significant regional climate variations are caused by differences in elevation and proximity to the seas as well as by differences in latitudinal location. Regional differences in the monthly mean temperature during the month of January between the northern and the southern peninsula is about 26¡£C (80¡£F). Snow remains longer on the ground in the north. The frost-free period varies from about 130 days in the northern interior to about 180 days in the central region. In the southern coast, the frost-free period is roughly 225 days of the year.