Unseasonal May snow falls in South Korea for the first time in 22 years

Unseasonal May snow falls in South Korea for the first time in 22 years

Up to 18.5 cm (7.3 inches) of snow fell in parts of Gangwon Province, South Korea, from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, May 1 to 2, 2021. It was the first time in 22 years that it has snowed in South Korea in the month of May. The Korea Meteorological…

Deadly snowfall leaves 94 injured, hundreds of cars trapped in South Korea

Deadly snowfall leaves 94 injured, hundreds of cars trapped in South Korea

One person was killed while 94 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall engulfed South Korea's northeast region, authorities reported Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped on some parts of a highway along the east coast, while more than…

Historic cold wave and heavy snow hit South Korea

Historic cold wave and heavy snow hit South Korea

A cold snap has gripped South Korea, bringing more than 0.3 m (1 foot) of snow and prompting a cold warning in Seoul for the first time in 57 years on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Heavy snowfall paralyzed roads in Seoul, leaving residents stranded in an hour….

Typhoon “Maysak” makes landfall near Busan, South Korea

Typhoon “Maysak” makes landfall near Busan, South Korea

At least one person died and more than 2 000 were displaced as powerful Typhoon "Maysak" hit South Korea, authorities said Thursday, September 3, 2020. The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (105 mph) at the time of landfall, knocking down…

Typhoon “Bavi” makes landfall over North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Typhoon “Bavi” makes landfall over North Pyongan Province, North Korea

Typhoon "Bavi" made landfall over the coast of North Pyongan Province in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on August 27, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph). Bavi is the strongest storm to hit the Korean Peninsula…