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Summer’s gonna be wet, not too hot

Summer this year will see heavy rain and temperatures are expected to stay within the range of previous years, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration yesterday. Also, for the first time in three years, a series of typhoons are forecast to hit the peninsula.

In its annual summer weather forecast, the KMA said that although temperatures this summer will not be especially high, typhoons and torrential downpours are forecast to bring sudden drops in temperature.

In June, due to warm weather from central China, Korea is expected to enjoy many sunny days. Late June will be the start of heavy rains caused by low pressure systems, the KMA said.

July and August will see heavy rain, too, with monthly precipitation expected to be above average. Temperatures are expected to stay within the average range, at around 19 to 27 degrees Celsius (66.2 to 80.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

“In 2008 and 2009, typhoons avoided the peninsula but this year, around two to three typhoons are expected to hit,” said Jeong Jun-suk, a section head at the weather forecast division at the KMA. He added that the typhoons are not likely to be strong.


By Cho Jae-eun [jainnie@joongang.co.kr]

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