South Korean cold wave alerts to be issued for most of South Korea

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Seoul, Jan. 23 (BNA): Cold wave alerts will be issued for most parts of the country Monday as the capital and central parts of the nation came under the grip of the season's coldest weather.
The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the cold wave warning will take effect for all of Seoul at 9 p.m.

The cold wave warning is issued when the morning low is below minus 15 C for more than two consecutive days, or when the temperature drops sharply and major damage is expected, Yonhap reported.
The warning will be also issued for many areas in Incheon, 27 kilometers west of Seoul, and the provinces of Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong and North Jeolla at the same time.
Many southern cities, including Ulsan, Daegu, Busan and Gwangju, and the southwestern provinces of Jeolla are to come under a cold wave advisory, which is issued when the morning low is below minus 12 C for more than two days in a row, the KMA said.
Morning lows in central regions are expected to fall below minus 15 C on Tuesday, while the low for Seoul is predicted to hit minus 17 C, according to the weather agency.