Hazy Friday to Give Way to Clear Weekend

Hazardous smog was predicted for the Seoul metropolitan areas and Chungcheong provinces on Friday as up to 7 cm of snow fell in eastern Gangwon Province.

The concentration of fine particles will reach the slightly dangerous level of 81-120 ㎍/㎥ in Seoul and Chungcheong on Friday as toxic haze travels on northwesterly wind from Shantung in China, the National Institute of Environmental Research said Thursday.

But the weekend will bring clear skies and mild weather across the country.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 21, 2014 12:33 KST