August 20, 2018 09:21
This year's 19th typhoon Soulik is expected to hit Korea this week, ending sultry heat and tropical nights.
Soulik comes from waters about 260 km northwest of Guam last week and will pass Jeju on Wednesday to make a landfall on the coast of South Jeolla Province on Thursday morning, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Sunday.
It will probably be the first typhoon to make landfall in Korea since Sanba in September 2012.
Soulik will bring thunderstorms to the entire country from later this week. Rain is expected in Jeju on Wednesday afternoon and the entire country on Thursday and Friday, with waves in the West and South Seas reaching 5 to 8 m in height.
But it is still highly possible that the typhoon will change course in the remaining days.
Meanwhile, the heat wave will gain force again before the typhoon hits, with temperatures expected to soar to 34 degrees Celsius in Seoul, 33 degrees in Daegu, 35 degrees in Jeonju, and 31 degrees in Busan.
Tropical nights will return after a respite over the weekend.
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