Climate and Average Weather Year Round in North Korea

We show the climate in North Korea by comparing the average weather in 2 representative places: Pyongyang and Kimch’aek-si.

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Average High and Low Temperature in North Korea

Average High and Low Temperature in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F72148529691877491726NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding perceived temperatures.
Pyongyang 30°F36°F48°F63°F73°F80°F83°F83°F76°F64°F48°F34°F
Kimch’aek-si 32°F35°F43°F54°F62°F67°F73°F76°F71°F61°F48°F37°F
Pyongyang 15°F21°F32°F44°F55°F64°F71°F70°F59°F46°F33°F20°F
Kimch’aek-si 19°F22°F31°F41°F50°F58°F66°F67°F58°F47°F34°F23°F


Average Hourly Temperature in PyongyangJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmvery coldvery cold


Average Hourly Temperature in Kimch’aek-siJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablevery coldwarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in North Korea

Chance of Clearer Skies in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%7148NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Pyongyang 70%66%59%56%55%55%50%55%64%69%65%67%
Kimch’aek-si 69%68%64%59%55%53%49%54%64%72%70%69%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in North Korea

Daily Chance of Precipitation in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%52338NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Pyongyang 1.5d1.7d3.0d4.7d6.3d8.4d14.9d12.4d7.0d4.9d4.8d2.6d
Kimch’aek-si 1.4d1.7d2.2d4.3d6.3d7.8d11.2d10.4d6.3d3.8d3.3d2.6d

Average Monthly Rainfall in North Korea

Average Monthly Rainfall in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 in12 in12 in10.20.14.7NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Pyongyang 0.1″0.5″0.9″1.8″2.5″3.9″9.7″7.6″3.3″1.5″1.2″0.4″
Kimch’aek-si 0.1″0.2″0.4″1.3″1.8″2.6″4.6″4.4″2.7″1.2″0.8″0.3″

Average Monthly Snowfall in North Korea

Average Monthly Snowfall in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in1.22.0NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Pyongyang 1.0″0.6″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.1″
Kimch’aek-si 1.6″1.6″0.6″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.6″1.8″

Hours of Daylight in North Korea

Hours of Daylight in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.99.4NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Pyongyang 9.8h10.7h12.0h13.2h14.3h14.9h14.6h13.6h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.5h
Kimch’aek-si 9.6h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.5h15.0h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.1h9.9h9.3h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in North Korea

Chance of Muggy Conditions in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%9277NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Pyongyang 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d8.2d25.4d24.4d6.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d
Kimch’aek-si 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d2.0d16.0d20.2d4.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in North Korea

Average Wind Speed in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mph9 mph9 mph10 mph10 mph9.’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Average Water Temperature in North Korea

Average Water Temperature in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F74337239NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Pyongyang 37°F34°F36°F44°F53°F63°F70°F74°F72°F65°F56°F46°F
Kimch’aek-si 41°F39°F40°F44°F51°F59°F67°F71°F68°F62°F53°F46°F

Tourism Score in North Korea

Tourism Score in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.97.0NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in North Korea

Beach/Pool Score in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810105.85.1NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in North Korea

Growing Season in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in North Korea

Growing Degree Days in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FNowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in North Korea

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in North KoreaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.62.2NowNowPyongyangPyongyangKimch’aek-siKimch’aek-si
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Pyongyang and Kimch’aek-si year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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