Sandstorm Warning as Temperatures Yo-Yo

People are advised to take special care of their health on Tuesday due to sandstorms complicated by large fluctuations in temperatures.

The National Institute of Environmental Research forecast that the concentration of ultrafine particles will rise to over 81-120㎍/㎥ across the nation.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, sandstorms from the Gobi desert and inner Mongolia on Sunday and Monday have reached the Korean Peninsula. Although 5-20 mm of rainfall soaked most parts of the country until early Tuesday morning, that was not enough to wash out the dust particles.

Light sandstorms will affect the country for the time being, the KMA forecast.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 18, 2014 13:03 KST