Winter returns to Pyongyang with more bite than last year
PYONGYANG, North Korea — A cold snap in the North Korean capital has residents ice fishing on the Taedong River.
The whole country was colder than minus 10 C (14 F) on Tuesday, and the North’s official weather forecaster predicted that Pyongyang would sink to minus 16 C (3 F) on Wednesday.
January is usually the country’s coldest month, and Ri Yong Nam of the State Hydro-Meteorological Agency says this year is about 5 degrees C (9 degrees F) colder than last year.
Ri says the cold snap is expected to worsen through the weekend before warmer weather returns next week. TVJ
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