Chilly Autumn Weather to Persist Until Weekend
Unusually chilly autumn weather will persist over the weekend before temperatures return to the seasonal average, the Korea Meteorological Administration forecast Thursday.
The mercury plunged to 0 to 10 degrees Celsius across the country on Friday morning, with 5 degrees in Seoul. In some areas, including mountainous Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province, temperatures dropped below zero.
The season's first freeze was reported at Mt. Seorak on Thursday morning at -4 degrees.
The weather will be mostly clear throughout the country until the weekend. The reason for the sudden chill is that a continental anticyclone spread from Mongolia to inland China and then slowed down, keeping temperatures cold.
Meteorological information provider Kweather said temperatures will be back to normal after Oct. 20.