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20 January 2016
Only on AP: North Korea Weather
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* North Korea / Weather / Story #4020118

The depths of winter have hit North Korea, with temperatures dropping lower than last year.

On Tuesday, 19 January, the whole country was colder than minus 10 degrees Celsius, according to Ri Yong Nam from North Korea's State Hydro-Meteorological Agency.

The capital Pyongyang was predicted a low of minus 16 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Koreans traditionally call a cold snap like this 'Taehan', literally 'great cold', and it is normal to expect a particularly bitter dip in temperature every year.

But this year is colder than last year, and the worst is still to come, with the forecast showing the lowest temperatures in Pyongyang around 23 and 24 January.

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