Hwanghae, North Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Hwanghae, North Korea? If you're planning to go to Hwanghae, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Hwanghae, North Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Hwanghae, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Hwanghae, North Korea by month

January

January in Hwanghae is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens

February

February is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

March

If you visit Hwanghae during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April in Hwanghae is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

May

May for Hwanghae is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

June

If you go to Hwanghae in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

July

July in Hwanghae is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

August

If you are traveling to Hwanghae in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

September

If you visit Hwanghae during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you go to Hwanghae in October, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Hwanghae during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

December

If you are traveling to Hwanghae in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Hwanghae, North Korea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hwanghae, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C
  • A SIM card that works in Hwanghae
  • Appropriate museum wear

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