Typhoons to Miss Korea as Heat Wave Persists

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    July 26, 2018 13:12

    Skies were cloudy and scattered raindrops fell in some parts of the country on Wednesday, but neither brought relief from the record heat.

    Temperatures soared above 37 degrees Celsius in most southern parts.

    Ten cities including Seoul sweated through topical nights when the mercury refused to drop below 28 degrees.

    The year's 12th typhoon, Jongdari, is moving northward from Guam, but will unlikely bring any respite to the Korean Peninsula. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, Jongdari was moving from waters northwest of Guam at the speed of 72 km/h as of Wednesday afternoon and is to approach no further than Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo next Monday.

    "Being a tiny typhoon, Jongdari will probably die near Dokdo. In this case, temperatures will rise," a weatherman predicted.

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