December 11, 2017 09:19
The bitter cold snap will grip the country all week under the influence of a cold air mass from the north.
The mercury plummeted to -8 degrees Celsius in Seoul on Monday morning as a cold air mass of -35 degrees blew into the skies 5 km above the northern Korean Peninsula from Siberia.
It will dip further on Monday evening and plunge to -12 degrees on Tuesday morning, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
The cold snap will peak on Tuesday, with temperatures plummeting to -17 degrees in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, -16 degrees in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, and -12 degrees in Seoul, a whopping 10 degrees lower than the 30-year average.
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