January weather forecast
Pyongyang, North Korea

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The organized cityscape of Pyongyang city in North Korea
The organized cityscape of Pyongyang city in North Korea

Weather in January

Starting the year, weather conditions in Pyongyang, North Korea get extreme. Temperatures fall drastically to as low as -10.7°C (12.7°F), often while battling against the severe biting winds. January is the coldest month in Pyongyang, with average high temperatures struggling to get above -0.8°C (30.6°F). Snowfall is a recurrent feature of the capital's landscape during this period, with precipitation gathered over a span of 5.2 days on average. Even with this frosty climate, Pyongyang still enjoys about 9.8 hours of daylight, giving locals a fair amount of sun amidst the chill.

Temperature

January brings the lowest temperatures, with an average high of -0.8°C (30.6°F) and an average low of -10.7°C (12.7°F).

Rainfall

In Pyongyang, during January, the rain falls for 5.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 12mm (0.47") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Pyongyang, there are 89.9 rainfall days, and 940mm (37.01") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Pyongyang, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 47min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:55 and sunset at 17:24. On the last day of January, in Pyongyang, sunrise is at 07:44 and sunset at 17:55 KST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

In Pyongyang, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 2 in January translates into this advice:
Babies, children, and individuals with sensitive skin should always have protection against extended sun exposure. For skin protection, it's recommended to minimize Sun exposure during its peak hours around midday. Fend off the sun's harsh rays with appropriate clothing, a wide-brim hat, and UV-protective sunglasses.
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Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Pyongyang?

January, noted for its average high-temperature of -0.8°C (30.6°F) and an average low-temperature of -10.7°C (12.7°F), is considered the coldest month.

How cold is it in Pyongyang in January?

In January, the average high-temperature and low-temperature in Pyongyang, North Korea, are -0.8°C (30.6°F) and -10.7°C (12.7°F) respectively.

How much does it rain in Pyongyang in January?

In Pyongyang, North Korea, in January, it is raining for 5.2 days, with typically 12mm (0.47") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in January in Pyongyang?

In Pyongyang, North Korea, the average day length in January is 9h and 47min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Pyongyang?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:55 and sunset at 17:24. On the last day of the month, in Pyongyang, sunrise is at 07:44 and sunset at 17:55 KST.

How many hours of sunshine does Pyongyang have in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Pyongyang, North Korea, is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Pyongyang?

In Pyongyang, North Korea, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average rainfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in January
Pyongyang, North Korea

Average temperature in January - Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Average high temperature in January: -0.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (28.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -10.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (20.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-10.7°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Pyongyang, North Korea

Average rainfall in January - Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Average rainfall in January: 12.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (275.2mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (11mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Pyongyang, North Korea

Average rainfall days in January - Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Average rainfall days in January: 5.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (14.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.2 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Pyongyang, North Korea

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 30min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6h

The months with the most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

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Average UV index in January
Pyongyang, North Korea

Average UV index in January - Pyongyang, North Korea
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 9).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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