North Korea
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit North Korea

The best time to visit North Korea is from May until September, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in North Korea is 28°C in July and the lowest is -3°C in January.

North Korea has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in North Korea or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average North Korea weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -3 1 9 16 22 26 28 28 24 17 8 -1
Precipitation (mm) 4 10 12 21 29 44 135 82 27 21 24 10

Climate data from city: Pyongyang




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North Korea weather

The North Korea weather for will be 10° till 25° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The North Korea weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Pyongyang.

North Korea 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Sunday
22 may
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20°C
7°C
5.3 mm
65%
2 Bft
WNW
10
Monday
23 may
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25°C
8°C
0 mm
0%
2 Bft
WNW
9
Tuesday
24 may
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23°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
WNW
9
Wednesday
25 may
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19°C
9°C
0.2 mm
10%
3 Bft
W
3
Thursday
26 may
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14°C
4°C
0.8 mm
30%
3 Bft
NW
6


Climate North Korea

North Korea has the continental climate prevailing. In the summer it is warm and wet, and in the winter it is cold and dry. The average annual temperature for North Korea is 15° degrees and there is about 420 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 237 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 4.

North Korea

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -3 1 9 16 22 26 28 28 24 17 8 -1
Night temp. (°C) -10 -6 -1 5 11 16 20 20 14 8 2 -7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 10 12 21 29 44 135 82 27 21 24 10
Days with rain 2 2 6 8 9 12 18 16 9 6 9 6
Days with snow 5 3 1 - - - - - - - 2 5
Dry days 24 23 24 22 22 18 13 15 21 25 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 6 6 9 10 10 10 8 10 10 6 6 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 2

Climate data from city: Pyongyang

North Korea weather by month

What is the average North Korea weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is North Korea?

North Korea lies in a straight line about 13,856 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Pyongyang).

How long is the flight to North Korea?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to North Korea is approximately 17 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in North Korea?

These are the largest airports in North Korea:

How many inhabitants are there in North Korea?

North Korea has approximately 25,491,000 inhabitants.

How big is North Korea?

The area of North Korea is around 120,540 km². It is 10x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of North Korea?

The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang.

What is the currency of North Korea?

In North Korea the North Korean won (KPW) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 58.36 North Korean won
  • 1 North Korean won = 0.017 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5,835.76 North Korean won
  • 100 North Korean won = 1.71 South African rand

What is the area code of North Korea?

The area code to call North Korea is +850.