Best Time to Visit North Korea

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit North Korea. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Pyongyang und Wonsan. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit North Korea for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -13 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 3 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.4312.13 in
Average Annual Temperature is between 9.5 °C (Pyongyang) and 10.7 °C (Wonsan)
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Best Time to Visit North Korea: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 1 °C
Water max. 4 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 2 °C
Water max. 3 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 3 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 7 °C
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
Up to 12.52 in of rainof rain
AugustAug
Up to 10.31 in of rainof rain
SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 13 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 4 °C
Water max. 8 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (North Korea) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
PyongyangMay, June, and September
WonsanMay, June, and October

Climate Charts North Korea

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Pyongyang

Climate Chart Pyongyang
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Wonsan

Climate Chart Wonsan
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables North Korea

In the following, you will find some climate tables for North Korea, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Pyongyang (North Korea)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-2°16°23°27°29°29°25°19°
Night Temperature-13°-10°-3°10°16°20°21°14°-1°-9°
Precipitation (inch)0.510.511.12.322.24.1312.1310.314.371.731.50.67
Hours of Sunshine677888667765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Pyongyang is 9.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (24.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (-7.8 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 41.5 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): July, and August
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 22.44 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.7 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Wonsan (North Korea)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°21°24°27°28°24°19°11°
Night Temperature-8°-7°-2°10°15°20°20°15°-5°
Water Temperature12°19°22°23°22°18°13°
Precipitation (inch)0.590.430.872.682.322.7611.067.723.312.131.610.67
Hours of Sunshine778887667766
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Wonsan is 10.7 °C.

Warmest month: August (23.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (-2.7 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Wonsan is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, September, and October

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 36.14 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): July, and August
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 18.78 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Pyongyang
moderate rain     moderate rain, 8.3 °C
Clouds: 92 %       Wind: 4 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1008.76 hPa       Humidity: 94 %
0.12 in of rain (last 3 hours)
Last updated: 20th Mar 2019, 10:58 am
The next days …
20th Mar 201921st Mar 201922nd Mar 201923rd Mar 201924th Mar 201925th Mar 2019
moderate rain1 °C to 15 °Clight rain-1 °C to 11 °Csky is clear-4 °C to 5 °Csky is clear1 °C to 7 °Clight rain3 °C to 12 °Clight rain-5 °C to 7 °C
1 °C to 15 °C-1 °C to 11 °C-4 °C to 5 °C1 °C to 7 °C3 °C to 12 °C-5 °C to 7 °C
Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 51 %
0.24 in of rain0.03 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.01 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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