Temperatures to Return to Average on Wednesday

The cold spell that has gripped the nation is expected to linger until Wednesday, though morning lows rose to -8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, two to three degrees higher than Monday's.

A cold air mass from Northeastern China continues to move downward, leading to frigid temperatures throughout the day, while parts of Gangwon and Gyeonggi provinces seeing mercury levels dip to below -10 degrees.

The Korea Meteorological Administration said temperatures will return to the seasonal average later on Wednesday.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 14, 2014 11:57 KST