Yellow snowfall in S Korea
South Koreans were treated to a rare weather phenomenon when yellow snow fell in the capital and elsewhere across the country.india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 17:28 IST
South Koreans were treated to a rare weather phenomenon on Monday, when yellow snow fell in the capital and elsewhere across the country.
But the snow which is said to contain dust or sand from the desert regions of northern China, could pose a health hazard, the country's meteorological office has warned.
"It's tough to say whether it's yellow sand mixed in snow or if it's snow mixed in yellow sand," a met official said.
A high concentration of dust particles in the snow prompted the weather bureau to issue a yellow dust warning for the second time in three days.
South Korea frequently gets sand or dust storms, but a yellow snow storm is very rare.
"I have never seen yellow snow falling before," the met official said.
The yellow snow is a health hazard, and officials have warned that the pollutants in the flurries include heavy minerals.