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Cold wave alerts expanded across Korea

By Ock Hyun-ju

Published : Feb. 4, 2020 - 17:26

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Cold wave alerts were issued in most parts of South Korea on Tuesday, with the wind chill expected to plunge to as low as minus 22 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

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The Korea Meteorological Administration said Tuesday that cold wave advisories would take effect starting 10 p.m. in Seoul, the Incheon island of Gangwhado, and several cities in Gyeonggi Province and South Chungcheong Province. They are to be in place starting 11 p.m. in North Chungcheong and North Jeolla provinces.

For mountainous areas of Gangwon Province, cold wave advisories already in place a day earlier will be elevated to warnings.

Temperatures in areas under cold wave advisories and warnings are expected to fall by more than 5 C on Wednesday from the previous day, with the wind chill expected to make it feel as cold as minus 22 C.

The cold snap is expected to continue until Thursday, the weather agency said.