Korea’s representative spring flowers, the forsythia and azalea, are expected to bloom 2-8 days later than their normal blooming period, similar to the previous year.
Forsythia blossoms are expected to bloom on Jeju Island around March 21, in the southern provinces around March 21-30, and in the central regions around March 31 to April 8. In northern Gyeonggi-do as well as the northern and mountain areas of Gangwon-do, the forsythia are expected to blossom after April 9.
Azalea blossoms are expected to bloom around March 23-April 2 in the southern provinces, on April 4-10 in the central regions, and around April 11 or later in northern Gyeonggi-do and northern and mountain areas in Gangwon-do.
Usually, azalea and forsythia blooms take an average of seven days to peak. Subsequently, the predicted peak bloom will be on March 28-April 9 in the southern provinces and April 7-17 in the central region.
▲ 2013 Forsythia & Azalea Forecasts by Region
|Seoul||April 4||April 5
|Chuncheon||April 9||April 12|
Courtesy of Korea Meteorological Administration