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photo Korea is located in the temperate climate zone, and has four distinctive seasons. During summer, which is July and August, the average temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius, and the temperature can rise up to 38 degrees when it is hot. A rainy spell usually falls from late June through mid July, and during this period the humidity as well as temperature is so high that it can cause you some discomfort and affect your mood. In winter, which is from December through February, the average temperature is -5 degrees Celsius, and the lowest point can be around-15 degrees. It is cold and windy in winter in Korea.
photo The best seasons are spring from March through May and fall from September through November. In spring and fall, it is sunny and best for living. As Korea has four seasons, students must be prepared for a hot summer as well as a cold winter. Students from Southeast Asian countries may have some difficulty in adjusting themselves to cold weather, but it also can be a good chance to enjoy various seasonal sports and scenery each season.
photo The Korean heating system is called “On-dol,” where the floor is heated with hot water through pipes. In the past it used to be common for people to sleep on mats on the heated floor. Nowadays it is more common to have a bed on the heated floor. Air conditioning, cooling fans, or heating fans are also used, so there will not be much discomfort in terms of indoor temperatures.

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