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What is the climate like in North Korea?

The climate of North Korea has an average yearly temperature of 14°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to -2°C and rise to 27°C.

Annually, about 1099 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in North Korea. Additionally, about 47 cm of snow falls each year.

The best time to visit North Korea is May, September and October. Although it often rains during this period, it rains less than in other months. The temperatures are also good for visiting North Korea.

Temperature -2 to 27°C
Rain 1099 mm
Snow 47 cm

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North Korea is not a winter travel destination. High mountai... more

Victor

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July in North Korea proved unexpectedly pleasant with many w... more

Merel

The climate of North Korea
  • Average yearly temperature: 14°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: -2°C in January
  • Rainfall: 1099 mm per year, averaging 92 mm by month
  • Driest months: 14 mm in January, 18 mm in December and 27 mm in March
  • Wettest months: 240 mm in August, 239 mm in July and 121 mm in June
  • Snowfall: 47 cm per year

Climate table North Korea

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

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) -2 0 9 14 20 25 27 26 24 16 8 -1
Nighttime temperature (°C) -16 -12 -4 0 7 15 18 17 13 4 -2 -12
Rainfall (mm) 14 28 27 53 95 121 239 240 117 80 67 18
Snowfall (cm) 4,7 7,2 8,3 6,9 3,4 0 0 0 0 1,1 5,8 8,7
UV Index 5 6 7 8 8 7 7 6 7 6 4 4
Best month No No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No

Temperature by month in North Korea

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

Temperature by month in North Korea

Rainfall by month in North Korea

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

Rainfall by month in North Korea

Snowfall by month in North Korea

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

Snowfall by month in North Korea

UV index by month in North Korea

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

UV index by 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 rainfall in North Korea

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

Rainfall 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 StarStar

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 StarStarStarStar

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 StarStarStar

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 StarStarStarStar

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

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

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 StarStarStar

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 StarStarStar

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 StarStarStarStar

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 StarStarStar

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 by 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, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.