Seoul Sees Record November Rainfall

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    November 20, 2020 11:23

    Morning temperatures have above 10 degrees Celsius recently, with torrential downpours pounding the capital on Thursday reminiscent of the summer monsoon.

    The Korea Meteorological Administration attributed the unusual weather to the clash of a high-pressure front off the eastern coast of Japan and a low-pressure front near China's Shandong Peninsula.

    Seoul was drenched in 86.9 mm of rainfall on Thursday, the highest on record for November and way more than the previous record of 67 mm.

    Pedestrians walk in the rain in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

    Morning temperatures were unusually warm, reaching a muggy 17.1 degrees in Seoul, another record for the month. Pohang and Daegu were even warmer at 20.3 degrees and 18.8 degrees. In Daegu the daytime high reached a summery 25.3 degrees.

    But now a cold air front is moving in from the North and daytime temperatures are falling to normal levels.

    More typical late-autumn temperatures are expected to continue for a while, with temperatures varying between zero to 15 degrees nationwide, before plummeting further in the coming days.

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