Midday heat will persist until Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving in mid-September after Doraji, the 17th typhoon of the year, veered away from Korea toward Japan.
Scorching late-season heat wave will likely persist, with midday temperatures soaring to nearly 30 degrees Celsius until the middle of this month, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Tuesday. Typical clear and dry autumn weather will begin late this month.
Doraji was originally expected to travel in the direction of the Korea Strait and affect the Korean Peninsula.
"The cold air mass from the northwest is stronger than expected and is pushing the typhoon eastward," said Kim Sung-mook of the KMA.