Snowfall in South Korea
Monday, 10 February 2014
Type of Event:
Other - Snow
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
10 February 2014
Satellite Information Research Laboratory (SIRL)
Description of the event
Heavy snowfall in eastern areas of South Korea is affecting mountain, coastal and urban areas.
Gangwon province received the most snowfall with reports of 72cm of snow falling in Jinburyeong on Saturday 09 February. Urban areas in the province were also badly hit with the coastal cities of Gangneung and Samcheok receiving around 55cm of snow.
Access to mountain regions have been closed off, isolating a number of towns and villages in Gangwon province. In Gangneung and Sokcho public transport has been reduced and some schools have temporarily closed.
On Sunday 09 February Korea Meteorological Administration forecasted more snowfall, as much as 10 to 30cm, mainly concentrated on mountainous and eastern coastal areas. Other regions are expected to receive no more than 5cm of snowfall.