Typhoon Yagi Could Bring Much-Needed Rain

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    August 10, 2018 12:19

    Typhoon Yagi is heading north from Taiwan and expected to reach the Korean Peninsula early next week, bringing much-needed rain to the simmering capital amid a record heat wave.

    U.S. and Japanese weather officials forecast Yagi could cause some damage as it hits the western coast of Korea.

    Officials hold a meeting at the government complex in Seoul on Friday. /Newsis

    Yagi is moving northward from Okinawa at a speed of 65 km/h and is expected to reach the West Sea on Monday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

    Although still only a small typhoon, it could affect Seoul and surrounding Gyeonggi Province.

    A KMA official said, "Yagi'course is highly changeable, so it could die out near Jeju Island, or it could grow stronger and head up to the West Sea due to the high ocean temperature."

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