Thanks to the recent warm weather, cherry blossoms are expected to bloom earlier this year.
According to private weather companies such as ‘K-Weather’ and ‘Weather i’ on the 7th, cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in Jeju and Changwon from the 20th to the 21st March, other southern regions from the 22nd to the end of this month, and central regions from the end of this month to early next month. Although it varies from region to region, the time of enlightenment is expected to be as short as three days and as long as nine days.
‘K-Weather’ predicted that cherry blossoms will be the first to pop on Jeju Island on March 20, followed by the ones in Busan on March 22, Daegu on March 23, Gwangju on March 27, Daejeon on March 28, Jeonju on March 29, Gangneung on March 30, Seoul on April 2 and Chuncheon on April 6.
“The amount of rain will not be a big variable in the blooming season,” K-Weather said. “The variable is the temperature, and contrary to expectations, if the temperature rises more than 10 degrees from the average year, the timing of the blooming of cherry blossoms could be advanced.”
‘Weather i’ expected the cherry blossoms to bloom first in Changwon on March 21, followed by Daegu on March 22, Jeju and Busan on March 23, Gwangju on March 27, Jeonju on March 28, Daejeon on March 30, Gangneung on April 1, Seoul on April 4 and Chuncheon on April 8.
‘Weather i’ predicted that cherry blossoms will bloom before Jeju Island in southern regions such as Changwon recently, and that they will show similar trends this year.
Considering that cherry blossoms usually take about a week to reach full bloom after its start, it is expected that cherry blossoms will bloom in the southern part of the country from late this month to early next month, and in the central part of the country next month.
In Seoul, cherry blossoms are expected to full bloom between April 9 and 11.