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 22° till 16° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
16°
2.9 mm 50% 4 m/s 5
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 6
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
14°
0 mm 0% 1 m/s 4
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
15°
0.3 mm 10% 2 m/s 6
Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
17°
0.9 mm 25% 2 m/s 2
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 1 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 2
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
16°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Monday 4 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
2.4 mm 70% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 5 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
10°
0.1 mm 20% 3 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 10,743 km from United States (New York → Pyongyang).

How long is the flight to North Korea?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to North Korea is approximately 13 hours.

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 2,5x smaller than United States.

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 September 2021

  • 1 North Korean won = 900.06 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.001 North Korean won
  • 10 North Korean won = 9,000.58 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.011 North Korean won
  • 100 North Korean won = 90,005.81 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.11 North Korean won

What is the area code of North Korea?

The area code to call North Korea is +850.