Seasons in North Korea

North Korea is a friendly country c amazing centuries-old traditions. The amazing thing is that it's quite harmoniously intertwined structures of ancient Asia c high-tech industry and a highly developed service sector.

North Korea for many citizens of Europe and especially the USA, is the only "socialist country" with all the ensuing consequences. For most educated people, North Korea is a country with ancient culture and traditions, which has plenty of attractions, unique nature, mountains, rivers with waterfalls, long beaches on the coast, and hot and mineral springs. North Korea is a mysterious country, which, incidentally, is very safe for tourists.

North Korea is in Eastern Asia in the Northern part of the Korean Peninsula. In northeastern North Korea borders Russia on the North by China and to the South with South Korea. In the East, North Korea is washed by the warm waters of the sea of Japan and on the West by the Yellow sea. The total land area – 120 540 square kilometers, including Islands, and the total length of the state border – 1 673 kilometers.

About 80 per cent of North Korea consists of mountains and hills. Plains are mainly in the coastal areas of the country. The highest peak is mount baekdu, whose height reaches 2 m. 744

Over 790 kilometers on the territory of North Korea river is the Amnok river that separates the country from China.

In most parts of North Korea is dominated by a temperate climate, so the change of seasons there is quite palpable. Warm and short spring and autumn are the most favorable. In these seasons the weather is warm, but not hot. For the summer we have the rainy season that begins in late June and ends in about a month.


Weather and Climate

Spring in North Korea

Korean spring starts in March with a flurry of colors. In mid-March, the most southern point of Korea, jejudo island, the splendor pours yellow flowers of rapeseed. After cherry blossom, flaming Azalea, forsythia, fragrant Magnolia. These messengers of spring appear on the mainland in late April, and then all the mountains and parks in Korea are painted in bright colors.

The climate of the spring months

(Pyongyang)

March
Max average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (26.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
April
Max average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

 

Summer in North Korea

In the summer have a very popular seaside resorts with great beaches, plenty of shops and unique dining options featuring traditional Korean food. Travelling with children tourists choose to stay in the main island of Cheju-do, a youth and fans of night life and disco clubs – resorts Namsam and Busan. On the Han river and in many other places across the country has all the conditions to enjoy summer sports under the clear summer sky. Developed as water skiing, Windsurfing, rafting, diving and so on. The best place to stay is the island of Jeju, with the most pure and well-preserved nature, he is in the top ten of the world's best holiday destinations, visited by over 5 million people per year.

In the summer the weather is quite sultry (mark thermometer sometimes reaches 35 degrees) and humid. From the end of June and mid-July, usually occurs during the monsoon season. Many tour operators at this time I do not advise a visit to North Korea, though actually the time monsoon rains not as bad as it really is. The rain usually takes place early in the morning, starting with a ten o'clock in the morning the weather was improving, although the humidity is quite large.

The climate of the summer months

(Pyongyang)

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (2.9")
Jule
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 235 mm (9.2")
August
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 230 mm (9")


Autumn in North Korea

Autumn has always been the most beautiful season in Korea, the harvest and peak tourism time of product procurement for the winter and the last warm days before the infamous harsh cold weather of the Peninsula. Even in poor areas of North Korea families find time to gather around the campfire or in the yard where I spread the cabbage for a year's supply of pungent kimchi dishes. This year in North Korea, where the days become shorter and the nights colder, there was the oppressive feeling of tension. The whole country is preparing for the big celebration in April of next year in honor of the 100th anniversary since the birth of Kim Il – Sung, the guerrilla, who founded North Korea in 1948 and remains the "eternal President" of the country long after his death in 1994.

Autumn in Korea, with its invigorating air and pure blue skies – this is the most favorite Korean season. Autumn, time of harvest is a time of traditional ceremonies, leading its origin from the ancient peasant rituals and customs.

The climate of the autumn months

(Pyongyang)

September
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 110 mm (4.3")
October
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

 

Winter in North Korea

In winter, although temperature goes to freezing point, you can visit several ski resorts are world class. The ski season in Korea lasts from December to early March; most ski resorts open in late November.

In the winter time in North Korea is quite cold (-10 degrees) but dry weather. Occasional precipitation in the form of snow, rarely in rain.

In addition, in winter you can visit the numerous festivals. In Daegwallyeong Gangwon-up to the festival of snow and ice cultures, where you can enjoy a stroll through the enormous snow tunnel to admire the large sculptures and figures made of ice and snow. In the tea plantations in the Pawson is the light festival, which gathers a huge number of guests co all over the world to enjoy a unique light sculptures around the huge Christmas tree of the country.

The climate of the winter months

(Pyongyang)

December
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°: -9 °C (15.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")
January
Max average t°: -3 °C (26.6 °F)
Min average t°: -13 °C (8.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 15 mm (0.6")
February
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°: -10 °C (14 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 11 mm (0.4")