In Korea, the forsythias and azaleas serve as cheerful harbingers of spring. This year, they are expected to bloom a day later compared to 2013, which is also one to three days earlier than average.
Forsythia blossoms are expected to start blooming in Seogwipo on Jeju Island around March 15 to 25, and in the central regions around March 25 to 31. In northern Gyeonggi-do as well as the northern and mountain areas of Gangwon-do, forsythias are expected to appear after April 1.
Azalea blossoms are expected in Seogwipo around March 15, in the southern provinces around March 17 to 29, and in the central regions around March 26 to April 3. Gyeonggi-do and the northern and mountain areas in Gangwon-do can expect azalea blossoms to appear after April 2.
Usually, azalea and forsythia blossoms take an average of seven days to peak. Subsequently, the predicted peak dates for these flowers will be after March 21 on Jeju Island, after March 22 in the southern provinces, and after April 1 in the central region. In Seoul, spring flowers are expected to peak around April 2 to 3.
▲Forsythia and Azalea Forecasts by Region
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※ Dates may change (2-3 days variation) depending on the weather.
Courtesy of Korea Meteorological Administration