Sweltering Heat Returns in Typhoon's Wake

  • By Choi Won-woo

    July 22, 2019 12:30

    Sweltering heat has returned to Korea as soon as soon as typhoon Danas receded.

    Monday's temperatures are expected to reach 34 degrees Celsius in Daegu, Yeongcheon in North Gyeongsang Province, and Gangneung in Gangwon Province, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration on Sunday.

    They will reach 32 degrees in Seoul, 28 degrees in Incheon, 33 degrees in Daejeon, and 29 degrees in Busan.

    People shelter from the heat in a bookstore in Seoul on Sunday. /Yonhap

    Evenings will bring little respite. Seoul already suffered this year's first tropical night last Friday when the temperature refused to drop below 25 degrees all night.

    Seven other regions also experienced tropical nights -- Incheon, Dongducheon, Yangpyeong and Suwon in Gyeonggi Province, Seosan in South Chungcheong Province, and Chuncheon in Gangwon Province.

    The year's first tropical night normally occurs in Seoul in mid-July. Last year's happened on July 11, eight days earlier than this year.

    A record 17.7 tropical nights occurred on average across the country last summer. Yeosu in South Jeolla Province experienced a soul-crushing 29. But this year will not be as bad, according to the KMA.

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