August 01, 2013 12:41
The unusually long rainy season which started on June 17 is finally expected to end next Tuesday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday.
It has gone on in the central parts for 51 days, the longest wet period since statistics began in 1973.
A KMA official said the last monsoon rain will fall in the central region next Tuesday because a North Pacific anticyclone bringing summer weather will expand significantly next Wednesday, thereby pushing the rain front northward.
Scorching heat is likely to follow.
This Thursday, the first day of August, rain was forecast to abate in most parts the country, with the weather occasionally cloudy and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius.
But South Jeolla and South Gyeongsang provincial regions will be cloudy under the influence of the rain front now over the southern coast, with about 5 to 20 mm of rain expected between noon and late afternoon.
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