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Weakened typhoon brings wind, spotty rain

With Typhoon Goni moving northward in the East Sea, Korea was hit by torrential rain and strong winds causing damage mostly on the east coast.

The 15th typhoon of the year is expected to pass Ulleung Island this morning and to dissipate near Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province in North Korea at around midnight Thursday.

The typhoon weakened as it approached from Japan so damage was slight and no fatalities were reported.

Flights in the southeastern area were cancelled Tuesday. At Gimhae International Airport, 26 departures and 29 arrivals were cancelled due to strong wind. All six departures and six arrivals were cancelled at Ulsan Airport.

As warm air east of Mount Taebaek was pushed up the mountain it turned into rain and the Gangwon area recorded the highest precipitation Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration on Tuesday issued a typhoon warning for the east coast and forecast sporadic torrential rain through today. 

BY KIM BONG-MOON [kim.bongmoon@joongang.co.kr]

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