Early Summer Heat Spreads Across Korea

Warm weather spread across the country on Tuesday, with temperatures rising to summer levels in the afternoon.

According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the day's high was expected to soar to 31 degrees Celsius in Daegu, and 30 degrees in Gangneung and Sokcho in Gangwon Province and Pohang in North Gyeongsang Province.

In Seoul, the day's high will rise to 26 degree, up five to six degrees from the previous day.

The warm weather is due to an anticyclone, strong solar radiation and warm breezes from the southwest.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 13, 2014 12:51 KST