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Average Weather in Pukchil-lodongjagu North Korea

In Pukchil-lodongjagu, the summers are long, warm, humid, wet, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, freezing, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 5°F to 81°F and is rarely below -8°F or above 87°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Pukchil-lodongjagu for warm-weather activities are from early June to late July and from late July to early September.

Temperature

The warm season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 16 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 69°F. The hottest day of the year is August 4, with an average high of 81°F and low of 68°F.

The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 28 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 34°F. The coldest day of the year is January 13, with an average low of 5°F and high of 23°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Pukchil-lodongjaguJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMfrigidfrigidfreezingcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmfreezingcoldfrigidvery coldvery cold
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (6,081 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Pukchil-lodongjagu (view comparison).

Clouds

In Pukchil-lodongjagu, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Pukchil-lodongjagu begins around September 1 and lasts for 6.6 months, ending around March 20. On January 22, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 20 and lasts for 5.4 months, ending around September 1. On July 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Pukchil-lodongjaguclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 2272%Jan 2272%Jul 2249%Jul 2249%Sep 160%Sep 160%Mar 2061%Mar 2061%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pukchil-lodongjagu varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.1 months, from June 6 to September 10, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 54% on July 26.

The drier season lasts 8.9 months, from September 10 to June 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on January 27.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Pukchil-lodongjagu changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 9.9 months, from February 12 to December 9. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 54% on July 26.

Snow alone is the most common for 2.1 months, from December 9 to February 12. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on December 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pukchil-lodongjagusnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 2654%Jul 2654%Jan 272%Jan 272%Dec 99%Dec 99%Jun 628%Jun 628%Sep 1028%Sep 1028%rainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Pukchil-lodongjagu experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 2 to December 3, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 27, with an average total accumulation of 10.9 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from December 3 to March 2. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall in Pukchil-lodongjagu does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Pukchil-lodongjagusnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 inDec 220.2 inDec 220.2 inJul 210.0 inJul 210.0 inFeb 250.1 inFeb 250.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Pukchil-lodongjagu varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 9 hours, 18 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Pukchil-lodongjaguJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2115 hr, 2 minJun 2115 hr, 2 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2312 hr, 11 minSep 239 hr, 18 minDec 229 hr, 18 minDec 22nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:36 AM on June 15, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 53 minutes later at 7:29 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:40 PM on December 8, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 60 minutes later at 7:40 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Pukchil-lodongjagu during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Pukchil-lodongjaguJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 154:36 AMJun 154:36 AM7:40 PMJun 287:40 PMJun 28Dec 84:40 PMDec 84:40 PM7:29 AMJan 67:29 AMJan 6daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

Pukchil-lodongjagu experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from June 20 to September 6, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 19% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 2, with muggy conditions 78% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 22, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pukchil-lodongjagumuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 220%Feb 220%78%Aug 278%Aug 2Jun 2019%Jun 2019%Sep 619%Sep 619%humidhumiddrydrymuggymuggyoppressiveoppressivecomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Pukchil-lodongjagu experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 20 to May 28, with average wind speeds of more than 7.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 9, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 28 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is August 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Pukchil-lodongjaguwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mphMar 98.4 mphMar 98.4 mphAug 265.7 mphAug 265.7 mphOct 207.1 mphOct 207.1 mphMay 287.1 mphMay 287.1 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pukchil-lodongjagu varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 5.0 months, from April 5 to September 5, with a peak percentage of 48% on July 22. The wind is most often from the north for 7.0 months, from September 5 to April 5, with a peak percentage of 56% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Pukchil-lodongjaguNSNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%westsouthnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pukchil-lodongjagu throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Pukchil-lodongjagu for general outdoor tourist activities are from early June to late July and from late July to early September, with a peak score in the last week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Pukchil-lodongjagubest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.66.60.00.06.56.55.95.9precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Pukchil-lodongjagu for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Pukchil-lodongjaguJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468104.74.70.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Pukchil-lodongjagu typically lasts for 6.0 months (185 days), from around April 12 to around October 14, rarely starting before March 27 or after April 30, and rarely ending before September 29 or after October 29.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Pukchil-lodongjagugrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1250%Apr 1250%Oct 1450%Oct 1490%Apr 3090%Apr 3090%Sep 2990%Sep 2910%Mar 2710%Mar 2710%Oct 2910%Oct 290%Dec 110%Dec 11Jul 16100%Jul 16100%frigidfreezingcoolcomfortablewarmcoldhotvery cold
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Pukchil-lodongjagu should appear around April 26, only rarely appearing before April 16 or after May 6.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Pukchil-lodongjaguJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°F3,000°FApr 2690°FApr 2690°FJun 28900°FJun 28900°FAug 71,800°FAug 71,800°FDec 312,848°FDec 312,848°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from April 23 to July 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.6 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 31, with an average of 6.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 1 to January 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Pukchil-lodongjagubrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhMay 316.5 kWhMay 316.5 kWhDec 192.1 kWhDec 192.1 kWhApr 235.6 kWhApr 235.6 kWhJul 255.6 kWhJul 255.6 kWhNov 13.0 kWhNov 13.0 kWhJan 313.0 kWhJan 313.0 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pukchil-lodongjagu are 40.202 deg latitude, 125.748 deg longitude, and 1,125 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pukchil-lodongjagu contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,729 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,027 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,944 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,437 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pukchil-lodongjagu is covered by trees (33%), cropland (30%), sparse vegetation (26%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and sparse vegetation (15%), and within 50 miles by trees (52%) and sparse vegetation (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pukchil-lodongjagu, 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 Pukchil-lodongjagu.

At a distance of 109 kilometers from Pukchil-lodongjagu, 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 Pukchil-lodongjagu 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.

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.