Heaviest snow in Seoul for more than 40 years

By Isaac M December 31, 2023

Seoul has seen its biggest single-day snowfall for more than 40 years.

South Korea’s weather agency said 12.2cm fell on the capital on Saturday – the heaviest snowfall since 1981.

A man walks during a heavy snow fall at a park in Seoul, South Korea, December 30, 2023. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A man walks during a heavy snow fall at a park in Seoul

Up to 4cm of snowfall per hour was recorded falling in parts of Gyeonggi Province.

The weather conditions caused traffic congestion and some minor collisions but no injuries were reported.

People walk through the snow in Goyang, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023. South Korean Meteorological Administration issued a heavy snow advisory for some parts of the Korea peninsula. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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People walk through the snow in Goyang, South Korea. Pic: AP

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The city government deployed more than 4,600 workers to remove snow across Seoul.

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