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Climate in P'yongan-namdo
(North Korea)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in P'yongan-namdo in a height of 38m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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P'yongan-namdo is one of the warmest region in North Korea with an average daily high temperature of 16 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in P'yongan-namdo
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, May is the sunniest month in country part P'yongan-namdo. In July the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in P'yongan-namdo
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 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 12 rainy days, July offers the most number of rainy days, and in January the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in P'yongan-namdo
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.37 mm, the least rain falls in January. July, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in P'yongan-namdo
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 80%, July is the most uncomfortable. In April, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in P'yongan-namdo
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 4 months in P'yongan-namdo, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Map of P'yongan-namdo

Most important cities in the country part »P'yongan-namdo«

Alone 2 cities with over 100,000 inhabitants are located here. The country part has a west-east extension of about 130 km and over 100 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Namp’o455,00038° 44' 15"N125° 24' 28"E
Anju167,64639° 37' 4"N125° 39' 53"E
P'yongsong100,00039° 14' 47"N125° 52' 19"E
Sil-li19,46339° 29' 41"N125° 28' 25"E
Sinanju15,69339° 35' 53"N125° 36' 35"E
Yonggang-up13,44038° 51' 22"N125° 25' 28"E
Sangsong-ni9,88839° 10' 10"N126° 53' 8"E


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