Cherry Blossom to Bloom Later This Year

Cherry blossom will start to bloom about two or three days later than usual this year and five days later than last year, due to the cold temperatures in early March, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

Cherry blossom at a stream in Busan on Thursday /News 1 Cherry blossom at a stream in Busan on Thursday /News 1

This year's temperature in the period was 3.4 degrees Celsius on average as against the average of 3.8 degrees.

According to the weather agency, cherry blossoms will start to bloom on March 27 starting with Seogwipo, Jeju, spreading to southern parts of the mainland from April 1 to 12, central parts from April 7 to 11, and northern Gyeonggi and Gangwon Provinces after April 10.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 14, 2014 11:53 KST