Temperatures dipped below zero in the morning, recording minus 7 degrees Celsius in Seoul, minus 11 C in Paju and Cheolwon, minus 6 in Incheon, Daegu and Gwangju and minus 1 C in Busan.
Daytime highs are set to rise to minus 1 to 6 C, still colder than Thursday’s midday weather.
As of 9 a.m., cold wave watches are in effect in a few parts of Chungcheong and Gangwon Provinces, including Pyeongchang and Hongcheon.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said mercury would fluctuate for a while.
Snow will fall sporadically throughout the day on the East and West coast. The West coast region of Jeolla province and mountain area of Jeju Island will receive up to 5 millimeters and 7 mm of snow, respectively. Less than 10 mm of rain will fall on Jeju Island and Jeolla Province will get less than 5 mm of rainfall.
By Park Ju-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)