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[Korea] 2015 Cherry blossom bloom forecast

  • Date03/16/2015
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This year, cherry blossoms are expected to bloom 1-3 days soon than average and 6 days later than the previous year, excluding certain regions in the south.

Showing off their dazzling white petals at Seogwipo on Jeju isalnd from March 24, cherry blossom will be bursting into bloom March 28 through April 4 in southern areas and April 3 to 12 in the central region. The northern parts of Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do and mountainous areas will have to wait until April 12 to see their blankets of snowy white blossoms.

Cherry blossoms take about 7 days to fully unfurl their petals from the time they begin to open up. It is forecasted that the beautiful cherry blossom scenery will reach its climax on March 31 at Seogwipo on Jeju island, April 4-11 in the southern region, and April 10-19 in the central region.

One of the best spots in Seoul to bask in the sweet scent of cherry blossoms is Yunjung-ro road at Yeouido Hangang Park where the cherry blooms will be at their prime on April 16.


▼ The forecasted blooming date of cherry blossoms by region
Seogwipo March 24 March 24
Busan March 28 March 28
Tongyeong March 30 March 30
Yeosu April 2 April 2
Gwangju April 1 April 2
Daegu March 31 March 31
Pohang March 31 March 31
Jeonju April 4 April 5
Daejeon April 5 April 5
Cheongju April 6 April 7
Seoul April 9 April 10
Incheon April 12 April 13
Gangneung April 3 April 5
Chuncheon April 12 April 12

* Please note there is a 2 day margin of error as cherry blossoms comes into full bloom during the dramatic change in temperate between the end of March and early April.

▼ The best tourist attractions for cherry blossoms.
Tourist attractionExpected date
Yeojwacheon Stream (Cherry Blossom Road) March 29
Hadong Park Simni (10ri) Cherry Blossom Road April 1
Yeouido Hangang Park  Yunjung-ro road April 9
Bomun Lake Resort April 6
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Courtesy of Korea Meteorological Administration