Typhoon Danas is heading north and will pass by the southern port city of Busan around Tuesday, bringing rain across the country until Wednesday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Sunday.
The southern and eastern coasts will come under the direct influence of the typhoon with heavy rain and strong winds.
Danas formed on Friday around 360 km northeast of Guam and is expected to head northwest but shift direction toward the Korean Peninsula. After passing southeast of Busan on Tuesday night, it is expected to head southeast toward the open sea.
As a result, Gangwon and Gyeongsang provinces, as well as Jeju Island will experience rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Seoul and surrounding Gyeonggi Province, which are further from the typhoon's reach, as well as the Jeolla provinces in the southwest, are expected to see rain on Tuesday only.
The KMA said Danas will bring winds of up to 30 m/s in the coastal areas of South Gyeongsang Province.
Earlier, typhoon Fitow hit land near China's Fuzhou region and drastically decreased in intensity and is expected to have a minimal impact on the Korean Peninsula.
Kim Sung-mook at the KMA said, "Typhoon Danas is similar to the devastating typhoon Nabi back in 2005 in terms of path and intensity."