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Extreme Cold Temperatures Nation-wide on Lunar New Year Updated: 2012-01-23 12:00:00 KST

Extreme Cold Temperatures Nation-wide on Lunar New Year
It is the first day of the Lunar New Year here in Korea.
If you're planning to head out or stay outdoors today, make sure you're ready for bone-chilling weather conditons, because the whole country is under extremely cold temperatures this morning, with most of Korea either under cold wave watches and warnings!
Today is close to to degrees colder than yesterday,.. with Seoul expected to plunge down to negative degrees Celsius, but it's going to feel colder with the strong winds blowing all across the country.
And all of the continental regions will mostly stay down in the negatives mark all throughout the day, while southwestern cities like Gwangju and Mokpo will receive snow, so drive safely and bundle up!
As for traffic conditions roads will be congested with those returning to Seoul beginning around 10 a.m. this morning.
Drivers may have to spend more than an additional hour. to the time spent going to their hometowns as some 380-thousand cars are expected to hit the road.
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