Monsoon rains will relieve the drought across the country this weekend as a seasonal rain front moves north to the central part of the country, the Korea Meteorological Administration forecast.
After reaching Jeju on Wednesday, the rain front will gradually move north, bringing the southern region under its influence from Friday and the central part on Saturday, the KMA predicted on Monday. Most parts of the country will see rain on Saturday.
Rain will continue in the southern region until Sunday as the rain front moves south again.
The monsoon front arrives four or five days later than in previous years, but total precipitation this summer is expected to be similar, a weatherman said. "There's a likelihood that we'll see torrential rains because we've had nearly no rain since May."
The heat wave is expected to continue until the weekend with temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius in the central part.