Climate North Korea

North Korea has a continental climate. 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 29° degrees and there is about 165 inch 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.

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Climate North Korea by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 27 34 48 61 72 80 82 82 75 63 47 30
Night temp. (°F) 15 21 31 41 52 60 67 67 57 46 35 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 2 4 5 8 11 17 53 32 11 8 9 4
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

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Best time to visit North Korea

To go to North Korea, the best time to visit is May and June and August and September. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In North Korea, July is the warmest month with 82°F and the most cold month is 27°F in January.

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 6,675 miles 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:

  • Wonsan Kalma International Airport (WOS) in Wŏnsan
  • Pyongyang Sunan International Airport (FNJ) in Pyongyang
  • Sondok Airport (DSO) in Sŏndŏng-ni
  • Orang Airport (RGO)

How many inhabitants does North Korea have?

North Korea has 25,491,000 inhabitants.

How big is North Korea?

The surface area of North Korea is 74,904 mi². It is 3,5x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of North Korea?

The capital of North Korea is Pyongyang.

What is the area code of North Korea?

The area code to call North Korea is +850.

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