Temperatures Cool After Typhoon Passes

Clear skies and cool temperatures were predicted across the nation on Tuesday after typhoon Halong passed the Korean Peninsula and drew off the sweltering humidity.

The Korea Meteorological Administration forecast cloudy skies across the nation in the morning, clearing later in the day. Day time lows will hover at a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius, similar to early Autumn mornings.

Daytime highs will still reach 30 degrees in Seoul and 32 degrees in Daegu, but relatively low humidity will make them more bearable.

But weathermen say while the typhoon sapped away humid weather and brought a cold front down toward the peninsula, that is only a temporary phenomenon, and the summer heat may return.

Meanwhile, typhoon Halong dissipated on Monday off the western coast of northern Japan. But a weatherman said high waves will continue on the eastern and southern coasts on Tuesday and cautioned swimmers.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 12, 2014 11:03 KST