Weather, climate and best time to go to North Korea

Everything you want to know about the weather, climate, time difference, vaccinations and best travel months for North Korea

Best time to go to North Korea

Best time to go to North Korea

The best time to go to North Korea is from april until june and september and october, in which you have a soft till warm temperature and little rainfall. The highest average temperature in North Korea is 30° in august and the lowest is -2° in january.

If you want to know what the average temperature is in North Korea or when most rain or snow falls, you can find it quickly below. That way you are well prepared.

Average temperature and rainfall per month for North Korea
  Max temp Precipchance Precip Snow days
Jan -2° 11 mm 5
Feb 26 mm 3
Mar 30 mm 2
Apr 17° 63 mm 0
May 24° 90 mm 0
Jun 28° 97 mm 0
Jul 29° 362 mm 0
Aug 30° 216 mm 0
Sep 26° 77 mm 0
Oct 19° 52 mm 0
Nov 58 mm 2
Dec 31 mm 5
  • No or hardly any rainfall
  • Little rainfall
  • Sometimes rainfall
  • Regular rainfall
  • Often rainfall
  • Almost always rainfall

Want to know more about the climate of North Korea? Go to the full climate information about North Korea

Best travel months

What a nice travel month for someone is can vary per type of traveler. That is why we also have the best time to go to North Korea indicated per type of trip. Do you like warm or cold, sun or snow? Below you will immediately find the most suitable travel months for North Korea.

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Climate North Korea

Climate North Korea

In North Korea there are 2 types of climates prevailing, namely the monsoon-influenced hot-summer humid continental climate and monsoon-influenced warm-summer humid continental climate. The average annual temperature for North Korea is 16° degrees and there is 1111 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 194 days a year with an average humidity of 70% and an UV-index of 4.

Below you can find the average temperature, rainfall and the number of dry and sunny days for Pyongyang in North Korea per month.

  Average
max °C
Average
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Wind force
in Bft
Average
UV-index
Jan -2° -9° 11 mm 2 5 24 2 2
Feb -5° 26 mm 4 3 21 2 2
Mar 30 mm 6 2 23 3 3
Apr 17° 63 mm 10 0 20 3 4
May 24° 12° 90 mm 12 0 19 2 6
Jun 28° 17° 97 mm 17 0 13 2 6
Jul 29° 20° 362 mm 23 0 8 2 6
Aug 30° 20° 216 mm 20 0 11 2 6
Sep 26° 15° 77 mm 11 0 19 2 5
Oct 19° 52 mm 9 0 22 2 4
Nov 58 mm 13 2 15 2 1
Dec -6° 31 mm 6 5 20 2 2

Climate per month

Weather in january
On average, it is maximum -2° in january in North Korea and at least around -9° degrees. In january there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 11 mm. The it will be dry 24 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in january.

Weather in february
On average, it is maximum 2° in february in North Korea and at least around -5° degrees. In february there are 4 days of rainfall with a total of 26 mm. The it will be dry 21 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Weather in march
On average, it is maximum 9° in march in North Korea and at least around 0° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 30 mm. The it will be dry 23 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 2 days in march.

Weather in april
On average, it is maximum 17° in april in North Korea and at least around 6° degrees. In april there are 10 days of rainfall with a total of 63 mm and the it will be dry 20 days this month in North Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in may
On average, it is maximum 24° in may in North Korea and at least around 12° degrees. In may there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 90 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in North Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in june
On average, it is maximum 28° in june in North Korea and at least around 17° degrees. In june there are 17 days of rainfall with a total of 97 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in North Korea.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in july
On average, it is maximum 29° in july in North Korea and at least around 20° degrees. In july there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 362 mm and the it will be dry 8 days this month in North Korea.

Weather in august
On average, it is maximum 30° in august in North Korea and at least around 20° degrees. In august there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 216 mm and the it will be dry 11 days this month in North Korea.

Weather in september
On average, it is maximum 26° in september in North Korea and at least around 15° degrees. In september there are 11 days of rainfall with a total of 77 mm and the it will be dry 19 days this month in North Korea.

Suitable month for:  sun holiday road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in october
On average, it is maximum 19° in october in North Korea and at least around 9° degrees. In october there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 52 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in North Korea.

Suitable month for:  road trip walking and cycling holiday

Weather in november
On average, it is maximum 9° in november in North Korea and at least around 2° degrees. In november there are 13 days of rainfall with a total of 58 mm. The it will be dry 15 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 2 days in november.

Weather in december
On average, it is maximum 0° in december in North Korea and at least around -6° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 31 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

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Weather statistics North Korea

Weather statistics North Korea

View all weather statistics from North Korea per month. In our graph you see the temperatures and the amount of rainfall on average in a given month. We also offer a comparison of the average temperatures and rainfall between North Korea and United Kingdom.




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Weather forecast North Korea

14 day weather forecast North Korea

The weather for Pyongyang in North Korea will be 31° till 29° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

Weather forecast this week
  Tu21 Aug We22 Aug Th23 Aug Fr24 Aug Sa25 Aug Su26 Aug Mo27 Aug
  Broken wolken Betrokken wolken Onweer met regen Onweer met regen Enkele wolken Helder hemel Broken wolken
Max (°C) 29° 31° 26° 23° 25° 28° 31°
Min (°C) 20° 19° 22° 19° 18° 17° 19°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 15% 0% 90% 80% 15% 0% 0%
Rainfall (mm) 0.1mm 0mm 43.3mm 23.3mm 0.4mm 0mm 0mm
UV-index
UV-index 6 7 3 3 9 9 7
Weather forecast next week
  Tu28 Aug We29 Aug Th30 Aug Fr31 Aug Sa1 Sep Su2 Sep Mo3 Sep
  Regen Onweer met regen Enkele wolken Light doucheregen Enkele wolken Enkele wolken Betrokken wolken
Max (°C) 27° 26° 32° 22° 28° 29° 22°
Min (°C) 21° 21° 20° 22° 20° 17° 21°
Rainfall and quantity
Rainfall (%) 65% 75% 0% 50% 15% 0% 10%
Rainfall (mm) 12.4mm 17.5mm 0mm 5.8mm 1.0mm 0mm 0.7mm
UV-index
UV-index 3 3 9 2 6 5 4
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About North Korea

About North Korea

North Korea is in the continental part Azië and the capital is Pyongyang. It is 120.540 km² with 2.495 km of coastline and has a population of 25.491.000. In terms of area, the country is 4x as big as United Kingdom. If you want to call North Korea you have to use +850 or 00850 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +8505012457809 or 008505012457809.


North Korea is in a straight line at 8.662 km distance from London. From London-Heathrow the flight time is about 12 hour.

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Time difference North Korea

Time difference North Korea

In North Korea it is now 05:44 hour at night on wednesday 22 august 2018. That is 7 hour later than in United Kingdom. The time zone of North Korea is Asia/Pyongyang and the Greenwich time is UTC+09.

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Vaccinations North Korea

Vaccinations North Korea

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in North Korea.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Buiktyfus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanse encefalitis
  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)
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Currency North Korea

Currency North Korea

In North Korea the Noord-Koreaanse won is used to pay.

Exchange rate Noord-Koreaanse won op
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21 2018

1 Noord-Koreaanse won = € 0,00 euro
100 Noord-Koreaanse won = € 0,10 euro

1 euro = 1.029,46 Noord-Koreaanse won
100 euro = 102.946,14 Noord-Koreaanse won

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

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Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

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