October 26, 2010 09:07
A cold snap set to hit most of the country Tuesday is bringing subzero morning temperatures to Seoul for the first time this fall. With strong winds, the mercury plunged over 10 degrees Celsius.
At 6 p.m. Monday, the Korea Meteorological Administration issued a cold wave alert across the country, the first in six years. It is the first time in eight years that the temperature in Seoul has fallen below zero in October.
The cold wave will continue until Thursday but temperatures will rise gradually starting Friday, the KMA said.
Tuesday morning's low was expected to be -6 degrees in Daegwallyeong, and -1 in Seoul and Icheon in Gyeonggi Province, with the wind chill factor pushing it down to -6 or -7 degrees.
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