South Korea Braces for Season’s Strongest Cold Wave

SEOUL, South Korea - The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) has announced that South Korea is set to experience the season's most intense cold wave this week, with temperatures expected to plummet to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius in some regions.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Wednesday will see morning lows ranging from minus 12 degrees Celsius to 1 degree Celsius nationwide. However, temperatures are forecasted to drop sharply in the afternoon due to the influence of continental high pressure expanding from northern China. By Thursday, the cold wave is expected to intensify, with morning lows varying from minus 20 degrees Celsius to minus 5 degrees Celsius, and daytime temperatures reaching minus 10 to minus 2 degrees Celsius. This cold spell is predicted to continue until Friday, maintaining similar temperature levels.

Additionally, light snowfall of 1 to 3 centimeters is expected to continue in Seoul until Wednesday. The southern resort island of Jeju is forecasted to receive 2 to 7 centimeters of snow, with mountainous regions on the island expecting up to 10 centimeters.

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