Korea’s Coldest Weekend this Winter is on its Way


Bundle up and settle in folks, this weekend temperatures are expected to drop to as low as minus 13 degrees Celsius, according to the national weather agency.

They report that temperatures in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, will drop to minus 13 degrees Celsius on Sunday, while those in the central region should dip down to minus 10.

Blame the cold air coming in from Siberia via China says the weather agency.

“As a high-pressure system that developed in China — which prevented the cold air from pushing into the nation — has weakened this week, the low pressure system that developed in the north started to approach Korea with cold air,” a KMA official said. “The cold front is expected to sweep the nation this weekend.”

Thankfully, things will return to normal next week they added.

“The warm air — developed in the area including the Bay of Bengal, the Tibetan Plateau and mainland China — has been preventing the cold air from pushing into the nation so far,” the KMA official said. “Although the warm air layer has temporarily weakened this weekend, it will continue to be a ‘barrier’ blocking cold air entering into Korea throughout this winter.”



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