Sandstorms to Blanket Korea on Children's Day

Sandstorms blown in from China are likely to hit Korea from Sunday night to Monday, the Korea Meteorological Administration predicted.

According to the weather bureau, a sandstorm is likely to start up in northern China on Saturday and is expected to spread to the Korean Peninsula until Monday after rain stops on Sunday night.

Lee Hyun-soo of the KMA advised people to check the weather forecast and refrain from going out or to don dust masks.

The concentration of fine particles could reach the mildly dangerous level of 81-120 ㎍/㎥ in the Seoul metropolitan area, Chungcheong, Jeolla, and Jeju provinces on Friday, according to the National Institute of Environmental Research.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 02, 2014 12:13 KST