Photo: First fall foliage and peak fall foliage forecast map (Credit: Kweather)
Kweather, Korea’s first weather forecast provider, has announced that this year’s first fall foliage is expected to be sighted at Soeraksan National Park (NaeSeorak) starting on September 27. Following Seoraksan Mountain, Odaesan National Park is expected to have its first fall foliage a day later than last year on October 2, with other central regions changing colors from early October to mid-October.
Fall foliage usually hits its peak two weeks after its first appearance. This year’s earliest peak foliage season is expected to take place around October 17 at Odaesan Mountain, followed by Seoraksan Mountain on October 18. The peak foliage is forecasted to reach the southern parts of Korea around end of October to early November.
▲ 2018 Fall Foliage Forecast for Major Mountains in Korea
|Seoraksan National Park (NaeSeorak)||September 27||October 18|
|Odaesan National Park||October 2||October 17|
|Chiaksan National Park||October 8||October 23|
|Jirisan National Park (Nogodan Peak)||October 12||October 26|
|Woraksan National Park||October 12||October 25|
|Bukhansan National Park (Dobong)||October 15||October 29|
|Hallasan National Park||October 19||November 1|
|Palgongsan Natural Park (Gatbawi District)||October 19||October 30|
|Gyeryongsan National Park||October 19||October 29|
|Naejangsan National Park||October 21||November 9|
|Mudeungsan National Park||October 24||November 7|
* Forecasted dates above are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Information Courtesy of Kweather