Cold Snap Hits Korea

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    December 05, 2019 09:46

    A cold wave swept across Korea on Thursday, with the highest daytime temperature below zero in Seoul for the first time this year.

    The chill will grip the entire country all day and snow will fall in some parts due to a cold air mass moving from the northwest of the Korean Peninsula, the Korea Meteorological Administration predicted Wednesday.

    A woman bundles up against the cold in Jong-no, Seoul on Wednesday.

    Morning lows ranged between -11 and five degrees nationwide, with -5 degrees in Seoul, -8 degrees in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, -4 degrees in Daejeon, and three degrees in Busan.

    The windchill factor will bring temperatures further down as strong winds to blow in most parts of the country. Daytime highs will hover below zero in inland areas for the first time this winter.

    The KMA issued a cold alert for some parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    Temperatures are expected to fall further on Friday, with the lowest morning temperatures at about -12 degrees in some inland areas.

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