Average Weather in December in Kujang-ŭp North Korea
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 36°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 15°F or exceeding 47°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 10°F, from 21°F to 10°F, rarely falling below -2°F or exceeding 33°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kujang-ŭp typically range from 71°F to 83°F, while on January 13, the coldest day of the year, they range from 9°F to 26°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December
The month of December in Kujang-ŭp experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 32% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on July 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on January 22, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kujang-ŭp, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is decreasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 54% on July 26, and its lowest chance is 3% on January 28.
Over the course of December in Kujang-ŭp, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 8% to 2%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 2% to 4%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Kujang-ŭp is decreasing, starting the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Kujang-ŭp is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on December 30.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Kujang-ŭp, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 9 hours, 20 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kujang-ŭp is 7:07 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 7:27 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:40 PM on December 8 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:50 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kujang-ŭp during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:37 AM and sets 15 hours, 0 minutes later, at 7:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:23 AM and sets 9 hours, 20 minutes later, at 4:43 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kujang-ŭp is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 2, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 83% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Kujang-ŭp is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour, while on September 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during December is 6.9 miles per hour on December 5.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Kujang-ŭp is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Kujang-ŭp is rapidly decreasing during December, falling by 9°F, from 49°F to 40°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).
The growing season in Kujang-ŭp typically lasts for 6.5 months (200 days), from around April 4 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 20 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 5 or after November 6.
The month of December in Kujang-ŭp is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kujang-ŭp are essentially constant during December, remaining around 3,334°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kujang-ŭp is essentially constant during December, remaining around 2.2 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.2 kWh on December 19.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kujang-ŭp are 39.867 deg latitude, 126.030 deg longitude, and 423 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kujang-ŭp contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,043 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 369 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,737 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,591 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kujang-ŭp is covered by sparse vegetation (34%), cropland (27%), trees (19%), and bare soil (12%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and sparse vegetation (26%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kujang-ŭp year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Kujang-ŭp.
At a distance of 78 kilometers from Kujang-ŭp, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Kujang-ŭp according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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