Rainfall is expected late afternoon Thursday in the Seoul metropolitan area and surrounding Gyeonggi Province, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday. Some parts could see more than 50 mm of downpours between Thursday night and Friday morning.
Rains will spread throughout the country on Friday.
According to the KMA, central parts will see rainfall around 3 p.m. Thunderstorms are expected from 9 p.m. Thursday until Friday morning.
Southern parts will see rainfall from Friday morning. The entire peninsula excluding Jeju and Ulleung islands and Dokdo islets are expected to see from 30 mm to 70 mm of rainfall, which will ease the scorching heat.
Meanwhile, the daytime high in Seoul reached 33.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the highest temperature in the city this summer.