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16 Aug 2018 | 09:21 AM UTC

South Korea: Heavy rain and heatwave continue in south August 16

South Korea News Alert

Heavy rain and heatwave continue in southern and coastal areas; over 10 cm (4 in) of rain expected in the south August 16

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Gangwon, Jeolla, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungcheong, Gyeongsang, South Korea, Daegu, Busan, Seoul, Jeju Island


South Korea has experienced heavy rain since Wednesday, August 15, notably the eastern coastal areas of Gangwon province and the southern coastal areas of Jeolla province. Gyeonggi, Gangwon, and Chungcheong provinces have also received significant precipitation levels. Over 10 cm (4 in) of rain is expected August 16 in southern coastal areas of Gyeongsang province and on Jeju Island

Meanwhile, heatwave advisories have been issued for the southern coastal areas and Gyeongsang province, as well as along the eastern coast. Daytime highs will reach 34°C (93F) in Seoul and Incheon, 33°C (93°F) in Daegu, and 30°C (93°F) in Busan.


Individuals present in South Korea are advised to keep abreast of local weather forecasts, anticipate localized flooding and associated road hazards, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.


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