Climate comparison

New Zealand

North Korea

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New ZealandNorth Korea
Climate zoneSubtropics to Temperate zoneTemperate zone to Subtropics
Latitudes34° 60' S to 46° 36' S42° 57' N to 37° 55' N
Distance to equator3,900 - 5,200 km4,200 - 4,800 km
Annual valuesNew ZealandNorth Korea
Ø Daytime maximum temperature17.40 °C15.20 °C
Ø Daily low temperature9 °C5.4 °C
Ø Humidity82 %71 %
Precipitation1,208 mm982 mm
Rain days127.2 days70.8 days
Hours of sunshine2,081 hrs.2,044 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in New Zealand are reached in February with an average of 22.1 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, with an average of just 12.6 °C. In North Korea, August is the warmest month, with 28.6 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of -1.3 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In New Zealand, temperatures drop as low as 4.7 °C in July. The warmest nights are in February at 13.3 °C. In North Korea, it is coolest at night in January at -10.9 °C and warmest in August at 20.4 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 7.8 to 8.9 °C in New Zealand and 7.6 to 11.3 °C in North Korea.


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. July brings the most rainy days (13.0) in New Zealand. With an average of only 7.8 days, February is the friendliest. In North Korea, it rains most often in July with 12.3 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in New Zealand occurs in June, when about 4.0 liters per square meter fall per day. In North Korea, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 0.4 liters per day in January to 8.7 in July. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 12.6 rainy days in New Zealand in June, each of them accounts for about 9.6 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,081 hours of sunshine per year, New Zealand is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (7.8 per day) are in January. North Korea falls into second place with only 2,044 hours. There the sun is visible in July for only 4.1 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In June, the day in New Zealand is only 9.4 hours long. In December, on the other hand, it is 15.1 hours. In North Korea, it is 9.4 hours in December and 15.0 in June.
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