The mercury plunged on Thursday morning, with cold-weather advisories issued in northern Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces, as well as Chungcheong and North Jeolla and Gyeongsang provinces.

Cold weather advisories are issued when the morning low drops more than 10 degrees Celsius from the previous day to below 3 degrees.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, a cold weather front moved in from the northwest on Wednesday night. Morning temperatures were close to freezing in most parts.

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