South Korea
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Gangneung, South Korea

Sea temperature

In Gangneung, South Korea, the average seawater temperature in January is 10.5°C (50.9°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.


In January, the average length of the day is 9.9h.

How cold is the water in January in Gangneung?

In Gangneung, in January, the average water temperature is 10.5°C (50.9°F). Swimming in 10.5°C (50.9°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Gangneung have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Gangneung is 9.9h.
Average sea temperature in January - Gangneung, South Korea
  • Average sea temperature in January: 10.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (8.4°C).

Average daylight in January - Gangneung, South Korea
  • Average daylight in January: 9.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).