North Korea
weather, climate and best time to visit


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 28°C and the most cold month is -3°C in January.

In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in North Korea, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate 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

Weather data from: Pyongyang




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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 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 North Korea by month

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

Weather data from: Pyongyang


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.

North Korea weather

The weather for North Korea over the next 14 days will be -4°C till 4° and it stays dry every day.

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

5-day weather forecast North Korea

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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3°C
-2°C
0 mm
5 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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3°C
-2°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Friday
9 december
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4°C
-1°C
0 mm
2 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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3°C
-1°C
0 mm
4 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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1°C
-3°C
0 mm
3 m/s

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Frequently asked questions

Where is North Korea?

North Korea lies in a straight line about 2,931 km from Philippines (Manila → Pyongyang).

How long is the flight to North Korea?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to North Korea is approximately 4 h. 40 min.

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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 120,540 km². It is 2,5x smaller than Philippines.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 18.64 North Korean won
  • 1 North Korean won = 0.054 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 1,863.84 North Korean won
  • 100 North Korean won = 5.37 Philippine piso

What is the area code of North Korea?

The area code to call North Korea is +850.