Today (26th), Sunday, the cold wave reached its peak, and morning temperatures were the lowest this winter.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration on that day, the lowest temperature in the morning in the inland of Gangwon fell to around minus 20 degrees, while in the central region, in the inland of northern Gyeongsangbuk-do and in the eastern part of Jeonbuk, it was around minus 15 degrees, and in the rest of the region it was around minus 10 degrees.
The lowest temperature in Seoul this winter was minus 15.5 degrees Celsius.
In Eunpyeong-gu, the temperature dropped to minus 18.5 degrees Celsius.
The lowest temperature in Sokcho, Gangwon-do was -14.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest in 42 years since December 27, 1979 (-14.7 degrees Celsius).
The lowest temperature in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do was 10.3 degrees below zero, a record low for the first time in 16 years.
The lowest temperature in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, was minus 17.3 degrees Celsius, the second lowest on record.
The temperature will rise from noon on Monday the 27th and return to the normal level on Tuesday the 28th.
As of 10 a.m. on that day, about 3 cm of snow is falling per hour on the Jeolla-do coast, Jeju, Ulleungdo, and Dokdo.
In the west coast of Chungnam, it snows at about 1 cm per hour, and it is snowing or blowing lightly in the inland of Chungnam, inland of Jeolla-do, and 5 degrees in the West Sea.
Heavy snow warnings have been issued for northern Jeju and Sanji, Jeollanam-do (excluding Heuksan Island), Muan, Mokpo, Ulleungdo, and Dokdo.
Heavy snow advisories have been issued for Jeju-dong and Nambu, Gochang and Buan in Jeollabuk-do, Yeonggwang, Jindo and Hampyeong in Jeollanam-do, and heavy snow warnings in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do.
In the mountainous regions of Jeju and Dokdo, Ulleungdo, snowfall is expected to be 10 to 30 cm.
The estimated snowfall for the rest of the region is 5 to 10 cm in Jeju excluding the Jeolla Coast and mountainous areas (15 cm or more in places that accumulate a lot on the Jeolla coast), 3 to 8 cm in the Jeolla Province inland and the west coast of South Chungcheong Province, and 1 to 3 cm in the Chungnam inland and West Sea 5 degrees. etc.
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) urged people to prepare so that there would be no damage, saying that heavy snow is expected until the 27th, centered on the Jeolla coast, Jeju, Ulleungdo, Dokdo, and the west coast of South Chungcheong Province.
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