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[Korea] It’s flowering time! Spring 2015 has arrived!

  • Date03/02/2015
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Early spring flowers such as forsythia and azalea are the surest sign that spring is coming in Korea. Flowers will begin its blooming at different times depending on regions. This year, the flowers are anticipated to bloom 1-3 days faster than the average and 3 days later than the previous year.

Starting with Seogwipo in Jeju isalnd on March 15, forsythia is expected to bloom on March 27 in Seoul, March 30 in Suwon, April 2 in Incheon and any day after April 1 in Gyeonggi-do areas.

Azalea is also expected to bloom in Seogwipo around March 18 and gradually making its way to Seoul on March 28, Suwon on March 31, Incheon on April 4 and any day after April 4 in the northern parts of Gyeonggi-do.

Given that it takes about a week for the flowers to be in full bloom, the peak blooming period is anticipated to be somewhere between April 1 and April 11 in central areas of Korea. The peak blooming period in Seoul is anticipated to be from April 3 to 4, Suwon from April 6 to 7 and Incheon from April 10 to 11.

▼ The forecasted flowering time of forsythia and azalea by regions

The forecasted flowering time of forsythia and azalea by regions
Region Forsythia Azalea
Seogwipo March 15 March 18
Busan March 16 March 18
Tongyeong March 20 March 19
Daegu March 16 March 24
Gwangju March 21 March 26
Yeosu March 21 March 18
Pohang March 21 March 25
Daejeon March 25 March 28
Cheongju March 26 March 30
Seoul March 27 March 28
Gangneung March 25 March 28
Incheon April 2 April 4
Chuncheon April 4 April 6
* The flowering time of forsythia and azalea can be 2 ~ 3 days earlier
   or later than the above stated dates.

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Courtesy of Korea Meteorological Administration