Do you really check the weather forecast before you go out every time? And how frequently you check the weather forecast in South Korea? Today, I would like to introduce to you the weather forecast systems in South Korea that you should know when you live here.
Not really sure about other countries, but Malaysia, which is my country didn’t rely much on the weather forecasts. Our weather is hot throughout the whole year. And it rains sometimes, randomly. And even if you check the weather forecast, it is not accurate most of the time. Maybe because the weather in Malaysia is kind of unpredictable. It can be really windy at this moment, but it turns sunny in the next second.
Therefore, I personally don’t know much about the weather forecasts. And I think it is not important stuff for me to know. But, it actually changed my mind drastically when I came to South Korea. The weather forecast here is super accurate. Not only the forecast on our mobile but also the one that you search on the Internet. All of them will show you the same weather condition. And you can believe and depend on it fully.
Umbrella is a must!
Every time I saw it is going to rain in the weather forecast, I will bring my umbrella if I go out somewhere. And not only me, but you can also see almost everyone bring an umbrella with them. In the subway, everyone is holding an umbrella. Therefore, you can see how Korean people trust weather forecasts and it actually works. It rains at the right time according to the one that is shown on the weather forecast.
So, there are mobile weather forecasts on each phone. But you can always refer to certain websites like Arirang. Everything related to the weather in the whole of South Korea will be announced at the very first moment. For example, if there is a typhoon or heavy snow, they will also make an announcement so that the public can be aware of it. And most of them are also really accurate.
I also use it frequently during winter
And one fun thing that I always do during winter is also checking the weather forecast when is it going to snow. It is really advanced since they have an indicator that shows the thickness of snow and also how long the snow will continue. And you can also see how many minutes more it is going to snow if the snow hasn’t started. By doing this, I actually save a lot of time because I don’t really need to wait outside, just for snow that is not predictable.
You might think that the weather forecast is not important. But if you can utilize it properly, it actually helps you to save a lot of time as well as money. Since you can avoid going to some places during the bad weather. And although I just live in South Korea for around two years, it had become one of my habits by checking the weather forecast every day. Especially during summer and winter. Where it rains so frequently in summer. And it snows occasionally in winter.
Maybe you can check the weather out before you go anywhere. I am sure it might help you to save some precious time and you might find it to be fun too. If you find this article interesting and helpful, share it with your friends. For more articles like this, subscribe to KoreabyMe and read my other published articles on the site. You can follow me on Instagram too!