South Korea woke up to the coldest day of the winter so far as morning temperatures plunged to minus 15.6 degrees Celsius in Seoul, minus 7.7 C in Busan and minus 10.3 C in Daegu, according to the weather agency Wednesday.
The wind chill took temperatures down to minus 23 C in Seoul in the morning and some parts of the country, while daytime highs are expected to hover from minus 12 C to 0 C.
Up to 5 centimeters of snow was forecast Wednesday morning on the west coast, Jeju and Chungcheong provinces of up to 5 centimeters.
Weather forecasters said frigid conditions would continue throughout this week, warning of icy roads and sidewalks and possible damage to crops.
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