January 11, 2019 10:38
Rain in southern parts on Friday will alleviate the freezing dry spell that has gripped many parts of the nation for more than 10 days.
Between 5 and 10 mm of rain is expected on Jeju Island, while the southwest coast will see up to 5 mm.
Drought warnings were issued in most parts except South Chungcheong Province, the west coast, some parts of Jeolla Province and Jeju. Seoul's dry spell has lasted for 17 straight days, making this winter the driest in a decade. In Dajeon it lasted for 14 days, in Gwangju for 10 straight days, and in Daegu for a whopping 36 days.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said dry weather is common in January and February, but the dry spell started in December this time.
The weather is getting milder as the mercury has risen 1 to 2 degrees Celsius compared to the seasonal average.
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