North Korea weather

Read our complete guide to the weather in North Korea.

Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in North Korea. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for North Korea (Pyongyang) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is the best time to go to North Korea?

The best time to go to North Korea (Pyongyang) is May and June based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • -3°C maximum daytime temperature in January in North Korea (Pyongyang)-3
  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in February in North Korea (Pyongyang)0
  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in March in North Korea (Pyongyang)7
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in April in North Korea (Pyongyang)16
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in May in North Korea (Pyongyang)22
  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in June in North Korea (Pyongyang)27
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in July in North Korea (Pyongyang)29
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in August in North Korea (Pyongyang)29
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in September in North Korea (Pyongyang)25
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in October in North Korea (Pyongyang)18
  • 9°C maximum daytime temperature in November in North Korea (Pyongyang)9
  • 0°C maximum daytime temperature in December in North Korea (Pyongyang)0

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North Korea weather overview

North Korea has a wide coastal plain in the west rising to mountains in the interior and north and its long border with Manchuria brings it ill winds from China and Siberia which exacerbate its already harsh winters. Snow falls heavily and temperatures are icy enough to freeze rivers for up to four months! July to August are the hottest, most humid and rainiest months. Rainfall is possible at any time of year but tends to tail off in the spring and autumn when temperatures are mild.

What to pack for North Korea weather

Take light clothing and a raincoat in the summer, fairly warm attire in the spring and autumn and Dr Zhivago-style gear to face the winter.

Which is the hottest month in North Korea?

The hottest time of year in Pyongyang, North Korea is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in North Korea?

In terms of rainfall, July is usually the wettest month in Pyongyang, North Korea with 284mm on average. There are normally 17 days in July with some rain.

When is it sunniest in North Korea?

The sunniest time of year in Pyongyang, North Korea is normally March with bright sunshine on average for 62% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between North Korea and the UK?

The time difference between North Korea and the UK is GMT+9 hours.

What is the main language spoken in North Korea?

The main language spoken in North Korea is Korean.

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What is the currency in North Korea?

The currency in North Korea is the North Korean Won (KPW).

Which plugs are used in North Korea?

North Korea uses electrical plug type C + F (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in North Korea?

They drive on the right side of the road in North Korea.

Do you need a visa for North Korea?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter North Korea.

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Compare North Korea weather with the USA

Below the North Korea weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for North Korea (Pyongyang) and the USA (Washington).

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