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Climate and weather of North Korea



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Climate

 
North Korea has a continental climate with four seasons.

Temperatures range between 0° in January and 27° in August. Rainfall is high (800 to 1200 mm per year).

Winter (December to March)
Temperatures are low (0° in January, 5° in March) and snowfalls are frequent.

Spring (April to June)
Temperatures are mild (20°) and rainfall is moderate.

Summer (July to August)
Temperatures reach 27 to 28° and rainfall is very high. Humidity is very high.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures drop progressively (22° in September, 7° in November) and rainfall is low (except in September).

 When to go to North Korea (pleasant climate) 
The climate of North Korea is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Pyongyang (Capital of North Korea)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-1°
15°
21°
24°
min
-11°
-8°
-1°
10°
16°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
26°
27°
23°
17°
min
19°
19°
13°
-6°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
10
20
50
60
90
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
280
250
110
40
30
20

Ch'ongjin

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
11°
16°
19°
min
-7°
-6°
-1°
14°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
25°
21°
15°
min
17°
18°
13°
-6°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
9
7
7
9
13
19
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
19
16
10
7
9
10

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for North Korea are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

North Korea weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
North Korea, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by China to the north, by the Sea of Japan to the east, by Russia to the northeast, by South Korea to the south and by the China Sea to the west.

Capital: Pyongyang
Area: 120 000 kmē
Population: 25 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Korean
Currency: North Korean won

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