Seoul continued to record the lowest-ever temperatures this winter for the third straight day on Friday.
Currently, a cold wave warning remains in place for most parts of the central region and inland areas in the southern part of the country. For other parts of the nation, a cold wave advisory has been issued.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, most parts of the country are seeing subzero temperatures, including minus 15-point-six degrees Celsius in Seoul. The wind chill made it feel like around minus 20 degrees for the central region.
Temperatures averaged minus nine degrees in Gyeonggi Province while the middle regions of the country saw slightly warmer temperatures of around minus four to five degrees Celsius.
Ulleung Island and the islets of Dokdo remain under snow advisories. The west coast of South Jeolla Province and Jeju Island will also see snow until the afternoon.
The frigid cold snap is expected to extend through Saturday, with morning lows expected to stand at minus 15 degrees in Seoul and minus 18 degrees in Gangwon Province where the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will be held.
Afternoon highs are forecast to stand at around minus two degrees Celsius in Seoul, zero degrees in Daejeon and five degrees in the southern coastal city of Busan.
As dry and windy conditions subsist, weather authorities say the public should beware of fire.