Climate in Hamgyong-bukto
(North Korea)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Hamgyong-bukto.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Hamgyong-bukto is one of the coldest regions in North Korea with an average daily high temperature of only 14 degrees. The climate is varied and offers seasons with strong winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm up here. Due to the warmer temperatures, the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Sunshine hours per day
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 8 hours per day, April is the sunniest month in the region of Hamgyong-bukto. In December, the sun shines the least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 10 rain days, July offers the most rain days, while January has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.4 mm, the least amount of rain falls in January. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Map of Hamgyong-bukto

Most important cities in the region »Hamgyong-bukto«

The region has a west-east extension of about 100 km and over 220 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Chongjin614,89241° 47' 44"N129° 46' 33"E
Kilju63,65240° 57' 51"N129° 19' 40"E
Hoeryong43,83142° 26' 34"N129° 45' 3"E
Kyongsong35,60441° 35' 16"N129° 36' 22"E
Aoji-ri34,24842° 31' 14"N130° 23' 43"E
Nanam34,05541° 42' 49"N129° 41' 4"E
Namyang-dong22,21842° 57' 0"N129° 52' 0"E
Musan-up21,73942° 13' 34"N129° 12' 28"E
Onsong19,80642° 57' 26"N129° 59' 36"E
Hau-ri13,58141° 12' 2"N129° 28' 13"E
Kyongwon12,65042° 48' 49"N130° 9' 10"E
Puryong12,26742° 3' 38"N129° 42' 42"E
Komusan 1-tong12,24242° 6' 33"N129° 41' 60"E
Hoemul-li11,68141° 26' 2"N129° 40' 12"E
Sungam-nodongjagu11,40641° 40' 11"N129° 40' 8"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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