Brrrrr! Seoul is freezing COLD!

winterEarlier, I wrote about how it was getting colder here in Seoul.  However, if you see this snapshot I just took with my iPad, you’ll see that there’s a huge difference between 41 degrees Fahrenheit and -2 degrees Fahrenheit – 43 freaking degrees difference!  

Excuse my french accent here, but it is definitely colder now and according to Yonhap, today may be the coldest day this winter here in Korea.  In contrast to the temperatures in the article though, it was actually -19 degrees Celsius vs. the -16.5 they reported.

Being from the Northwest region of the U.S., this is definitely a stark contrast to the mild temperatures I am used to.  When I originally wrote about 41 degrees being cold, I really did feel like it was weather that would require a few extra layers.  However, after walking literally just 3 minutes from one meeting at 6a to breakfast at a little after 7a, I felt like my face was going to fall off.  I can’t even imagine what it’s like in other cold places in the world like Canada, Greenland or Moscow.

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Definitely getting colder (rapidly)

As you may have read, the weather’s turning chillier in the mornings and at night here in Seoul.  However, you could really feel it today.  See the temperature out right now?  It’s almost in the 30’s now despite still being in October.

So, if you’re planning on traveling to the land of the morning calm, bring a sweater, a jacket or at least a few extra layers.  It’s getting cold!

Weather’s turned very cool here in Korea

ImageAs I mentioned earlier about the weather being much better here in Seoul, it’s definitely cooled down from the sweltering summer heat. It’s actually cooled down enough where you have to start wearing extra layers.  And as I remember from the past, the fall will be relatively short with Winter upon us.  So, I went to get some extra clothes today at Dongdaemun.  I’ll be picking up a bit more once I get paid here in a few days.  🙂