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[Weather] Extreme cold grips Seoul

An extreme cold wave hit South Korea on Tuesday with lows of minus 13 degrees Celsius in Seoul and Chuncheon, minus 6 C in Daegu and minus 2 C in Busan.

Daytime highs ranging from minus 9 C to zero C are expected across the country. 


The Korean Meteorological Administration said very cold wind chill is expected in most parts of the country, with wind chill temperature of minus 20.1 C in Seoul on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday’s frigid conditions will be accompanied by overnight snowfall of up to 20 centimeters on Jeju, Ulleungdo and Dokdo, according to the weather agency.

By Bak Se-hwan (