Seoul Shivers in Subzero Winter Weather

  • By Choi Won-woo

    November 23, 2018 09:40

    The mercury dipped below zero in Seoul on Thursday morning for the first time this winter and Friday morning started even colder.

    The morning temperature plummeted to -1.3 degrees Celsius in Seoul on Thursday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

    A woman bundles up against the cold in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Thursday.

    The lowest temperature in the country was recorded at -12.5 degrees in Yangyang, Gangwon Province, and temperatures in most other regions were also unseasonally chilly, with -6.4 degrees in Daegwallyeong, Gangwon, -0.9 degrees in Daejeon, 3 degrees in Gwangju, and 6.6 degrees in Busan.

    Temperatures plummeted as a cold continental anticyclone met a stream of cold air in the upper atmosphere over the Korean Peninsula. 

    On Friday, morning lows were up to five degrees lower than the seasonal average, with -4 in Seoul, -3 in Daejeon, 0 degrees in Gwangju, and 2 in Busan, and the windchill factor made it feel even colder.  

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