weather Archives | Be Korea-savvy
State Weather Agency Introduces Mobile Observation Vehicle for Disaster Areas

State Weather Agency Introduces Mobile Observation Vehicle for Disaster Areas

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The state weather agency has introduced a vehicle that can be dispatched directly to disaster areas to ensure more accurate and detailed measurements of the local meteorological situation. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said that it is currently operating a mobile observation vehicle that was developed late last year [...]

S. Korea Sees Warmest January on Record

S. Korea Sees Warmest January on Record

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Last month was the warmest January for South Korea since nationwide weather records began, the weather agency said Tuesday. The average monthly temperature across the country was 2.8 C last month, the highest number for a January since the Korea Meteorological Administration started to operate its nationwide weather observation [...]

Google Improves Weather Predictions with AI Technology

Google Improves Weather Predictions with AI Technology

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Google Inc. could greatly improve weather predictions by using machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, a scientist from the company claimed Tuesday. Accurately predicting weather can be particularly challenging for localized events that evolve on hourly timescales, such as thunderstorms. Google, however, said it is currently [...]

Warm Weather Wreaks Havoc on Winter Festivals in Gangwon Province

Warm Weather Wreaks Havoc on Winter Festivals in Gangwon Province

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Winter festivals in Gangwon Province, typically known for its abundant snow and epitomizing winter in South Korea, are suffering a bitter blow from recent weather that has been unseasonably warm. This winter’s unusually mild weather has had a significant impact on a number of festivals, limiting access to ice [...]

S. Korea Records Lowest-ever December Snowfall Due to Warm Weather

S. Korea Records Lowest-ever December Snowfall Due to Warm Weather

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Last month, relatively warm weather led South Korea to record the lowest monthly snowfall on record for December, the meteorological agency said Sunday. The amount of snowfall reached 0.3 centimeter in December 2019, the lowest since weather authorities began to compile December data, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said. [...]