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Average climate of North Korea

The climate of North Korea has an average yearly temperature of 16°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 1°C and rise to 28°C.

Annually, about 1223 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in North Korea. Additionally, about 45 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit North Korea is October. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit North Korea.

Temperature 1 to 28°C
Rain 1223 mm
Snow 45 cm
The climate of North Korea
  • Average yearly temperature: 16°C
  • Highest temperature: 28°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: 1°C in January
  • Precipitation: 1223 mm per year, averaging 102 mm per month
  • Driest months: 11 mm in January, 24 mm in February and 26 mm in December
  • Wettest months: 290 mm in August, 267 mm in July and 130 mm in September
  • Snowfall: 45 cm per year

Climate table North Korea

The climate table for North Korea shows the average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 1 3 10 17 22 26 28 27 24 18 11 2
Nighttime temperature (°C) -11 -8 -2 4 9 16 19 19 14 6 0 -9
Precipitation (mm) 11 24 34 59 92 121 267 290 130 87 82 26
Snowfall (cm) 6,0 11 8,5 3,0 1,1 0 0 0 0 0,4 4,0 10
UV Index 5 6 7 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 4 4
Best month No No No No No No No No No Yes No No

Temperature per month in North Korea

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in North Korea

Temperature per month in North Korea

Precipitation per month in North Korea

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in North Korea.

Precipitation per month in North Korea

Snowfall per month in North Korea

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters per month in North Korea.

Snowfall per month in North Korea

UV index per month in North Korea

This graph shows the average UV index per month in North Korea.

UV index per month in North Korea

Yearly temperature in North Korea

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in North Korea, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in North Korea

Yearly total precipitation in North Korea

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in North Korea.

Precipitation per year in North Korea

Yearly snowfall in North Korea

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in North Korea, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in North Korea

Weather experiences in North Korea

The weather in North Korea is rated an average of 3,2 out of 5 stars by 9 visitors.

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Weather Experience: Poor

North Korea is not a winter travel destination. High mountains and bitter cold in February make life in nature unpleasant. Lots of clouds and strong winds. The temperature often drops below zero.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

July in North Korea proved unexpectedly pleasant with many warm and sunny days. Regular rain showers, especially in the evening hours, provided welcome relief. Overall, ideal weather conditions for summer.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Rain alternates with sunny days, the temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius. Awkward for active rest.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Taste of summer without being too overwhelming. Ideal for sightseeing!— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

It is not exactly a beach or winter sports destination, but it is cozy.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

There were days with lots of sunshine, but also frequent rain showers and high humidity. Not ideal for a sunny vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

Lots of snowfall, beautiful scenery, but difficult to navigate. Not suitable for beach and sun lovers.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good

Although the January cold in North Korea was severe and not for everyone, snow conditions were excellent for winter sports enthusiasts. The crystal clear air offered beautiful views.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate

September in North Korea was average and humid. It was pleasant, although the promised sun shone sporadically. The air temperature was moderate, 15-20°C.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in North Korea per month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in North Korea and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of North Korea, you can view the average temperature, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.