Korea 2010 expected blooming season of cherry blossoms
This year’s cherry blossoms are expected to bloom about 3 days later than the previous year and about 6 days earlier than on average.
The weather in February and early March affects when the cherry blossoms will bloom. This year in February there were fewer sunny days than past years, but a higher average temperature. March has had more than an average amount of precipitation, but has been similar in temperature to past years.
Starting from the most southern region of Korea (in Seogwipo on Jeju-do) the cherry blossoms are expected to begin blooming around March 21. The warm weather will make its way to the Southern Provinces a few days later, where we can expect to see the cherry blossoms in bloom between the 23rd and the 31st. Central Korea will be able to enjoy the cherry blossoms from April 1 – 10. However, Seoulites in the central mountainous areas will be the last to see the cherry blossoms in bloom, starting from April 10.
Those wanting to go to a place famous for Cherry Blossoms should head to Jinhae or Seoul’s Yeoui-do, Yunjungno. Jinhae, Korea’s major cherry blossom district which holds an annual Cherry Blossom Festival, can expect to see cherry blossoms around March 26th. Blossoms are expected to make their appearance in Seoul’s Yeoui-do area in Yunjungno the following day. Make sure to take your camera if you plan to visit either of these areas while the trees are in bloom.
The cherry blossoms are only in full bloom for a week, so it’s best to go see them right after they start blooming, before the petals have begun falling off.
Credit: Korea Meteorological Administration