lies in the Temperate Zone and
is blessed with four distinct
seasons; Spring (March to May),
Summer (June to August), Fall
(September to October), and
Winter (November to February).
Hot and humid
weather dominates from early
june to mid-September. During
the summer season temperatures
usually exceed 27C (80F).
The rainy season
comes at the end of June and
lasts forr about 20 days. Freezing
temperatures in winter ard accompanied
by light snow in Seoul. The
mean temperature in Seoul during
the winter is 5C (23F). At least
one heavy coat is essential.
most people prefer Western clothes
like suits and jeans, the national
costume, hanbok, is worn by
many during national holidays.
Traditionally, people wore white
clothes, reserving colors for
the upper class or during festive
Rubber shoes and sandals have
been replaced by designer shoes
however, even these ard removed
when entering a house or other
area where shoes are not permitted.