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Are you excited to visit North Korea with family or colleagues? Is it the right destination to enjoy the serene nature and continental climate?

If so, then you need to know and have an idea about the climate and weather of the region, which lets most of the tourists to plan according to it.

Located in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula amid 38 and 43 North Latitude, this tourist place holds a continental climate with four different seasons.

The long winters carry sulkily clear and cold weather scattered with snow hurricanes due to the northern and the north western winds which puff from the Siberian region.

Climatic Conditions in North Korea

The average snow is recorded for 36 days throughout the winter season and the climate is mainly callous in the hilly regions.

The summers are hot, short and humid and sometimes rainy due to the moist winds from the Pacific Ocean.

Most of the North Korea is categorized as a humid continental climate with warm summers and a short rainy season known as “Changma”.

Main cities crowded with tourist

North Korea shares borders with Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.

Every year large number of tourists plans a trip to the place due to numerous places of attractions and temperate climate which makes the place successful enough to attract the countless tourists.

The main cities offer comforts and fulfill the needs of the people who for sure will feel like home.

Cities like Pyongyang, Namp’o, and Chongjin have mostly visited tourist places during pleasing and cool climatic conditions.

Rainfall in North Korea

Most of the region receives nearly 40 inches of rainfall every year.

The northern inland receives about 24 inches and the lower reaches of the Taedong valley receives 32 inches of rain, while the Upper Chongchon River area receives an average amid 48 to 52 inches annually.

Nearly, 3/5th of the annual rainfall falls in the months of June to September and this attention of rainfall is connected to the moist summer monsoon from the Pacific Ocean which presents tropical cyclones.

Best time to visit North Korea

The coldest months which begin from December and last till the end of the January are the best to visit and enjoy the surrounding beauty of the place and the mountainous region.

Even springs and autumns are also advised but there is a less tourist visit due to dry weather.

  • May, June, July, August and September present a nice and average temperature to plan the trip, if you have special moments to celebrate at the place.
  • Rainy season is observed mainly in July, August and September.
  • The cold season is in January, February and December.
  • The warmest is the August and the coolest is the January.
  • July is the dripping month to enjoy the beauty of North Korea.
  • Whereas February is the driest to avoid any trip.


Usually, 60% of the precipitation takes place from June to September and most of the natural dangers include late spring droughts which are followed by severe floods.

Besides this, Typhoons affect the region on an average of at least once in a year during summer or in the early autumn.

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