Best time to visit, weather and climate North Korea

Best time to visit North Korea

The best time to visit North Korea is from may until september, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in North Korea is 28°C in july and the lowest is -3°C in january.

The average climate figure for North Korea is an 8,0. This is based on various factors, such as average temperatures, the chance of precipitation and weather experiences of others.

North Korea has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in North Korea or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find an overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.



Climate North Korea per month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-3°C 1°C 9°C 16°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 28°C 24°C 17°C 8°C -1°C
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Climate North Korea

North Korea has the continental climate prevailing. In the summer it is warm and wet, and in the winter it is cold and dry. The average annual temperature for North Korea is 15° degrees and there is about 420 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 237 days a year with an average humidity of 69% and an UV-index of 4.


Climate North Korea

 
Day
max °C
Night
min °C
MM
rain
Rain
days
Snow
days
Dry
days
Sun hours
per day
Wind force
in Bft
UV-index
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day
max °C
-3°C 1°C 9°C 16°C 22°C 26°C 28°C 28°C 24°C 17°C 8°C -1°C
Night
min °C
-10°C -6°C -1°C 5°C 11°C 16°C 20°C 20°C 14°C 8°C 2°C -7°C
MM
rain
4
mm
10
mm
12
mm
21
mm
29
mm
44
mm
135
mm
82
mm
27
mm
21
mm
24
mm
10
mm
Rain
days
2 2 6 8 9 12 18 16 9 6 9 6
Snow
days
5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Dry
days
24 23 24 22 22 18 13 15 21 25 19 20
Sun hours
per day
6 6 9 10 10 10 8 10 10 6 6 6
Wind force
in Bft
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 3 2 2
 


Climate North Korea january

On average, it is maximum -3° in january in North Korea and at least around -10° degrees. In january there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 4 mm. The it will be dry 24 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in january.

Climate North Korea february

On average, it is maximum 1° in february in North Korea and at least around -6° degrees. In february there are 2 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm. The it will be dry 23 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 3 days in february.

Climate North Korea march

On average, it is maximum 9° in march in North Korea and at least around -1° degrees. In march there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 12 mm. The it will be dry 24 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 1 day in march.

Climate North Korea april

On average, it is maximum 16° in april in North Korea and at least around 5° degrees. In april there are 8 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea may

On average, it is maximum 22° in may in North Korea and at least around 11° degrees. In may there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 29 mm and the it will be dry 22 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea june

On average, it is maximum 26° in june in North Korea and at least around 16° degrees. In june there are 12 days of rainfall with a total of 44 mm and the it will be dry 18 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea july

On average, it is maximum 28° in july in North Korea and at least around 20° degrees. In july there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 135 mm and the it will be dry 13 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea august

On average, it is maximum 28° in august in North Korea and at least around 20° degrees. In august there are 16 days of rainfall with a total of 82 mm and the it will be dry 15 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea september

On average, it is maximum 24° in september in North Korea and at least around 14° degrees. In september there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 27 mm and the it will be dry 21 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea october

On average, it is maximum 17° in october in North Korea and at least around 8° degrees. In october there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 21 mm and the it will be dry 25 days this month in North Korea.

Climate North Korea november

On average, it is maximum 8° in november in North Korea and at least around 2° degrees. In november there are 9 days of rainfall with a total of 24 mm. The it will be dry 19 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 2 days in november.

Climate North Korea december

On average, it is maximum -1° in december in North Korea and at least around -7° degrees. In december there are 6 days of rainfall with a total of 10 mm. The it will be dry 20 days this month in North Korea and on average, it snows 5 days in december.

14 day weather forecast North Korea

The weather for Pyongyang in North Korea will be 25° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for North Korea is based on the weather in Pyongyang.

Weather forecast this week

Dag Weer Max (°C) Min (°C) Rainfall (mm) Rainfall (%) Wind UV-index
Mo
28 Sep
Wisselend bewolkt 25°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 4
Tu
29 Sep
Bewolkt 24°C 15°C 0.6 mm 15% 2m/s 2
We
30 Sep
Lichte regen 22°C 14°C 6.8 mm 70% 2m/s 3
Th
1 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 22°C 13°C 0.2 mm 20% 4m/s 2
Fr
2 Oct
Onweer met regen 21°C 13°C 10 mm 80% 4m/s 6
Sa
3 Oct
Bewolkt 20°C 12°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 2
Su
4 Oct
Licht bewolkt 15°C 10°C 0.1 mm 10% 4m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Dag Weer Max (°C) Min (°C) Rainfall (mm) Rainfall (%) Wind UV-index
Mo
5 Oct
Licht bewolkt 15°C 9°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 6
Tu
6 Oct
Licht bewolkt 19°C 8°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 6
We
7 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 21°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 2m/s 3
Th
8 Oct
Overwegend bewolkt 23°C 13°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 4
Fr
9 Oct
Bewolkt 23°C 14°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 1
Sa
10 Oct
Wisselend bewolkt 18°C 10°C 0.6 mm 35% 2m/s 2
Su
11 Oct
Helder 18°C 10°C 0 mm 0% 3m/s 4

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Hotels and apartments in North Korea

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Flight tickets to North Korea

North Korea has 3 airports which you can fly to:

  • Wonsan Kalma International Airport
    Wŏnsan
  • Pyongyang Sunan International Airport
    Pyongyang
  • Sondok Airport
    Sŏndŏng-ni

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About North Korea

North Korea is in the continental part Asia and the capital is Pyongyang. The total surface is 120.540 km² with 2.495 km of coastline and the population consists of 25.491.000 inhabitants. In terms of area, the country is 7x smaller than Pakistan. If you want to call North Korea you have to use +850 or 00850 before the phone number without the first 0 in the original phone number (if it occurs). If the normal number is 05012457809, for example, you can remove the first 0 and call +8505012457809 or 008505012457809.

North Korea is in a straight line at 4.815 km distance from Islamabad. From Jinnah International Airport the flight time is about 8 hours.

Currency North Korea

In North Korea the North Korean won is used to pay.

Exchange rate North Korean won (KPW) 28 september 2020

1 North Korean won = 0,18 Pakistani rupee
100 North Korean won = 18,46 Pakistani rupee

1 Pakistani rupee = 5,42 North Korean won
100 Pakistani rupee = 541,78 North Korean won

Install exchange rate app

It can be difficult to calculate the exchange rate yourself. Install an app on your phone that updates the exchange rate daily. By entering the local price you immediately see what the price is in Euro.

Bring your credit card

Take a credit card along with your own bank card. If your bank card is not accepted then you have the credit card that you can use.

You can find the nearest ATM via various apps such as:

MasterCard ATM Hunter
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Time difference North Korea

In North Korea it is now 17:17 o’clock in the afternoon on monday 28 september 2020. That is 4 hour later than in Pakistan. The time zone of North Korea is Asia/Pyongyang and the Greenwich time is UTC+09.

Vaccinations North Korea

Recommended vaccinations

  • DTP (Difterie, Tetanus en Polio)
  • Hepatitis A (besmettelijke geelzucht)

Person and travel related vaccinations

These vaccinations may differ per person and / or be advised on the basis of the stay in North Korea.

  • BMR (Bof, Mazelen en Rode hond)
  • Buiktyfus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanse encefalitis
  • Rabiës
  • Tuberculose (TBC)