Monsoon Season Begins in Korea

      June 27, 2005 16:08


      The monsoon rain has entered a lull in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province after some areas received as much as 250 millimeters of rain between Sunday night and Monday morning. However, it's still raining in the country's southern parts, which are expected to see up to 60 millimeters of rain through Tuesday morning.

      A downpour alert is in effect for Seoul and a number of towns in Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces. The Korea Meteorological Administration advises people to keep up-to-date by visiting its Internet homepage as the monsoon rain will start again on Thursday.

      As for damages so far, the downpours flooded many underground passages as well as homes across the country and suspended electric supply for 7,200 households in Seoul for about an hour last night.

      This year's monsoon season started about two or three days later than previous years and is expected to last until late July.

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