Nation Braces for Another Cold Snap

Another cold snap has been forecast to hit the country from Monday. The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Sunday that due to the expansion of a cold continental anticyclone, the morning low will plummet to minus 3 degrees Celsius, 8 degrees lower than Sunday, with the mercury likely to stay below zero all day.

Temperatures will drop further across the nation on Tuesday, with Seoul expected to see a morning low of around minus 10 degrees. This day, known in Korean as Ipchun, marks the official beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar.

"In central areas the mercury will not rise above zero all day. As the holiday season saw relatively mild temperatures toward the end of last week, it could feel colder than actually it is," the weather agency reported.

Temperatures will rise on Friday before dropping again over the weekend, the KMA forecast.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 03, 2014 09:44 KST