North Korea Weather and Climate

Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (North Korea).

Place Best travel time
Pyongyang May, June and September
Wonsan May, June and October

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Pyongyang (North Korea)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature -2 ° C 1 ° C 8 ° C 16 ° C 23 ° C 27 ° C 29 ° C 29 ° C 25 ° C 19 ° C 9 ° C 1 ° C
Night temperature -13 ° C -10 ° C -3 ° C 4 ° C 10 ° C 16 ° C 20 ° C 21 ° C 14 ° C 6 ° C -1 ° C -9 ° C
Precipitation in mm 13 13 28 59 56 105 308 262 111 44 38 17
Hours of sunshine 6 7 7 8 8 8 6 6 7 7 6 5
Sunrise 7:25 7:00 6:20 5:30 4:55 4:40 4:50 5:20 5:50 6:15 6:50 7:20
Sunset 17:10 17:45 18:10 18:45 19:10 19:35 19:35 19:05 18:15 17:30 16:55 16:45

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Pjöngjang is 9.5 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (24.4 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of -7.8 ° C.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 1054 mm. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of July and August are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, around 570 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. In the months of January, February, March, April, November and December snowfall is possible.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 6.7 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Sunch’ŏn, Namp’o, P’yŏngsŏng and Songnim.

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