Korea Won't See a White Christmas This Year

Korea is unlikely to have another white Christmas this year as the Korea Meteorological Administration on Monday forecast cloudy skies nationwide over the festivities. Last year, Seoul had 1.5 cm of snowfall on Christmas.

As a cold snap grips the nation, the morning low will likely dip to -5 degrees Celsius on Christmas Day, the KMA said. Except for South Gyeongsang and South Jeolla provinces, the mercury is expected to fall below 0 in the morning in most parts of the nation.

Meanwhile, the frigid weather was forecast to abate a little this week, with the morning low in Seoul rising 3-4 degrees to -4 degrees. It was expected to be cloudy and rain in most of the nation’s southern areas.

Heavy snow will likely continue until Wednesday in the eastern part of Gangwon Province, mountainous North Gyeongsang Province and Jeju's high terrains, the KMA said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 17, 2013 12:51 KST