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Cherry blossoms to bloom earlier this year with peak bloom in Seoul on April 9 Updated: 2021-03-08 10:08:51 KST

Snow white cherry blossoms that bloom like snowflakes are the symbol of spring in Korea. Like other spring flowers such as the forsythia and azalea, we can expect to see cherry blossoms earlier than usual. This is due to forecasts that March will be rather warm, and it is the temperature that effects the blooming of the cherry blossoms the most.

"The migratory anticyclone will likely bring us warmer days. So we forecast the cherry blossoms to bloom 3 to 5 days earlier this year."

The bloom is expected to start on Jeju Island on March 20, and make its way up to the southern regions between March 24th and 29th and the central regions between March 30 and April 5.

In Seoul, the cherry blossoms should appear on April 3rd, along Yunjung-no, a stretch of road near the National Assembly in Yeouido.

Roughly a week after their first bloom, cherry blossoms hit their peak bloom, which is expected to be within the first 10 days of April across the country.
Lee Eunjin, Arirang News.
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