I was watching a replay of “Korean War in Colour” the other night and they described korean weather as “fickle.” They couldn’t be more precise. A few days ago, I could still go out in early autumn gear but today I woke up to a wintery cold weather. It’s going to be colder tomorrow (1 degree C) but before the week ends, the temperature will be back to a double digit (11 degrees C).
Korean winter isn’t as cold as in Canada or other northern countries (accdg to my Korean classmates who’d been there) but it is really dry. I keep the humidifier running when I’m home because my skin gets itchy at times. Anyway, what’s worse than the Korean winter is the subway during the morning rush hour. The trains are full and people are wearing their winter gear and yet the they also keep the temperature up inside!
It pays to check the weather bulletin on a daily basis. I visit the KMA website for weather info. It’s a good thing that they have an English version aside from the Korean site.