Cold wave advisories to be issued for central, northern S. Korea
SEOUL-- Cold wave advisories will be issued late Monday for central and northern parts of South Korea, the national meteorological agency said.
Temperatures are likely to dip below zero on Tuesday morning in most parts of Seoul, Gyeonggi, Gangwon and Chungcheong provinces, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said.
The agency issued cold wave advisories for all of Gangwon Province as of 11 a.m. Monday.
The alert will be expanded as of 11 p.m. to include Seoul and large swathes of Gyeonggi, South and North Chungcheong provinces, the weather authorities said.
"The temperatures will drop by more than 10 degrees in the morning of Nov. 19 in the central inland areas," the agency said.
On early Tuesday, the mercury is expected to fall to minus 3 C in Seoul, minus 4-minus 8 C in Gyeonggi and 1-minus 5 C in Chungcheong.
A cold wave advisory is issued when the morning low is expected to be more than 10 degrees lower than the previous day or is expected to be lower than minus 12 C for more than two straight days.
Source: Yonhap News Agency