Heavy Rain in Korea to Fall through the Weekend

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Heavy Rain in Korea to Fall through the Weekend

Steady rainfall, which began August 23, will continue until Monday. Localized torrential downpours producing over 300 millimeters are expected in some areas.

The Korean Meteorological Administration forecast August 24 that Typhoon Bilis, weakened by a tropical depression of inland China, will bring heavy rainfall to the middle of the Korean Peninsula.

During the night of August 24, a heavy rain alert was announced for coastal areas of North Cholla Province, while inland areas of North and South Cholla Provinces have had heavy rainfall cautionary warnings.

An extremely severe downpour on the same night in the Choongchong area dumped 145 millimeters on Boryong in South Choongchong Province.

Seoul, Kyongji, Choongchong and the western slopes of Kangwon's mountain range can expect 50 to 100 millimeters of rain before August 25, while 30 to 80 millimeters will drench the eastern Kangwon region, the southern parts of the Korean Peninsula, and Cheju Island. The wet weather won't relent until August 27.

by Yoon Chang-hee

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