Early Summer Heat Wave to Last Through Weekend

  • By Hong Jun-ki

    May 19, 2017 11:07

    The current early summer heat wave is likely to persist until the beginning of next week.

    The Korea Meteorological Administration said on Thursday that daytime temperatures would remain 3-7 degrees above the average for this time of year throughout the country for several more days, with daytime highs topping 30 degrees in many regions.

    Pedestrians walk by a fountain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

    A daytime high of 33 degrees is expected in Gyeongsan, North Gyeongsang Province on Friday. Seoul will see a daytime high of 28 degrees on Friday and Saturday, rising further to 30 degrees on Sunday.

    The weather agency also warned of steep fluctuations between daytime and nighttime temperatures. 

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