Heavy downpours are expected to return to central parts this week but spare the south and Jeju Island.The Korea Meteorological Administration said huge amounts of rainfall are expected until the weekend.

Commuters walk in the rain in Seoul on Monday. /News1

The capital region, Gangwon Province and western parts will see between 100 mm and 300 mm of rainfall on Monday and Tuesday, while Chuncheong and North Gyeongsang provinces will see 30 mm to 80 mm.Parts of North Korea close to the border will suffer more than 300 mm of rain, raising fears of flooding.

Pedestrians struggle in a downpour in Seoul on Monday. /Yonhap

This year's rainy season officially came to a close at the end of July, but typhoons Songda and Trases brought large amounts of hot water vapor to the Korean Peninsula, while dry air flowing down from the north formed another stationary front bringing heavy squalls to certain regions.

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