South Korea Issues Cold Snap Alerts as Temperatures Drop to -15

Heavy Snowfall Falls Across South Korea

South Korea was hit with severe, heavy snowfall on January 25th, 2023, brought about by a harsh winter cold front. The Asian nation issued an alert when the morning temperature had fallen to 15 degrees below zero or lower for two consecutive days, which had occurred.

In the South Korean capital of Seoul, the mercury dropped to 19.3 degrees below zero, with a wind chill of -25.7%. Temperatures have dropped below 17 degrees Celsius for only nine days in the city since 2000, indicative of the snowfall’s precariousness.

Meanwhile, in areas of Gangwon and Gyeonggi provinces, the morning temperature had been driven to -25.1 degrees Celsius. Weather authorities were forecasting more snowfall, with rain of 10 centimeters or higher along the Gyeonggi coast, and 5-10 centimeters expected in Jeju Island tourist regions.

Flight operations returned to normal in Jeju and other previously affected areas. The South Korean Meteorological Agency (KMA) assured the situation remains under control, and nofurther weather alerts have been issued.

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