Heavy rainfall in Korea’s east coast Sunday due to the indirect influence of tropical storm Lupit brought more than 170 millimeters of precipitation in some parts of Gangwon, leading to flooded homes and roads, as well as stranded passengers.
Azalea flowers are covered in snow on a peak in Mount Jiri in Gurye County, South Jeolla, on Sunday. It is the third time snow has fallen in May in South Korea since 1971, when the weather agency began to track snowfall.
Unexpectedly heavy snow on Monday and Tuesday trapped hundreds of vehicles and caused heavy traffic and accidents, resulting in one death and dozens more injured.
Most of Korea is expected to see some 3 to 10 centimeters (1.2 to 3.9 inches) of heavy snow by Monday morning, the weather agency said, sparking concerns of rush-hour mayhem.
Seoul residents woke up to the season’s first snow Sunday morning, which blanketed much of the capital area and central part of the peninsula.
Ultrafine dust levels in Seoul reached "bad" on Tuesday for the first time in more than three months after factories started reopening in China.
Rice prices have increased as supplies are expected to drop due to a series of typhoons that hit the country last month. The average wholesale price for 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of rice hit this year's record in September.
Everyone's always complaining about the weather but nobody does anything about it, goes the old joke.
A heat advisory was in effect for most of Korea on Monday, as temperatures climbed following the country's longest-ever rainy season. Heat advisories and alerts have been issued for areas in Daejeon, Gwangju and Busan, where the heat index...
The record-long rainy season that brought heavy downpours and caused casualties across Korea ended Sunday, to be immediately followed by a heat wave, the weather agency said.