November 08, 2021 11:16
The mercury will plummet sharply after rainstorms hit the country on Monday morning, and the cold snap will persist throughout the week to bring the season's first snow in mountainous parts.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said a low pressure trough would bring rain to western parts that spread across the entire country. Up to 40 mm of rain are expected throughout the country, turning to snow in mountainous parts of Gangwon Province.
A storm warning was issued for coastal regions, central inland areas and the mountains of Gangwon Province with winds reaching speeds of up to of 20 m/s.
Temperatures will drop by three to eight degrees Celsius as the rain lets up and a cold air mass arrives from northwest.
On Sunday, the day of Ipdong or the beginning of winter in the lunar calendar, it was unseasonably warm at up to 20 degrees across the country, but Monday's daytime highs will hover at 12 degrees in Seoul, 13 degrees in Chuncheon and Daejeon, and 17 degrees in Daegu but feel colder due to strong winds.
Scattered showers are expected until Wednesday, and morning lows will remain between 1 to 9 degrees this week, two degrees lower than usual.
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