North Korea weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit North Korea

The best time to visit in 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 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 weather North Korea 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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14 day weather forecast North Korea

The weather for in North Korea will be 11° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 0
Monday 29 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
1.3 cm 14.8 mm 95% 6 m/s 0
Wednesday 1 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-3°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-2°
0 cm 0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
-1°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 5.1 mm 85% 2 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 cm 1.3 mm 55% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Snow Precip Chance Wind UV
0 cm 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for North Korea? 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 28 November 2021

  • 1 North Korean won = 58.36 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.017 North Korean won
  • 10 North Korean won = 583.58 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.17 North Korean won
  • 100 North Korean won = 5,835.76 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1.71 North Korean won

What is the area code of North Korea?

The area code to call North Korea is +850.