Cold spell grips country
An unusually cold spell gripped the nation, Tuesday, with the mercury falling by more than 10 degrees Celsius from a day earlier to form ice in mountainous areas and even in Seoul.
It is the first time in seven years that ice has formed in October in Seoul, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).
Weather experts do not rule out the possibility that the earlier-than-expected cold results from global climate change.
“Climate change used to be criticized for ushering in the unusual heat in summer. But it’s to blame for the unusual cold in winter as well,” a KMA spokesman said.