Korea Experiences Longest Monsoon on Record

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    August 12, 2020 11:12

    This year's monsoon has already tied the record of 49 days set in 2013 as seasonal rains continued in central parts of the country on Tuesday.

    The Korea Meteorological Administration predicts that heavy downpours will continue in the capital region until the weekend.

    Some 7,512 people have been forced from their homes since June 24, and 3,046 remain homeless.

    Trees lie in the floodwaters in the Han River Park in Banpo, Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

    More than 20,000 facilities have been damaged by flooding and storms. Thirty-nine people have died and 11 remain missing, but no further casualties have occurred since Aug. 9.

    According to the KMA, there will be a lull in most central parts on Wednesday, but rain is expected in some southern parts including Jeju Island.

    On Thursday, scattered showers will start again in central parts in the morning.

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