August 09, 2021 13:11
The record heat wave is finally subsiding this week as eastern Korea comes under the indirect influence of typhoon Lupit.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said Sunday strong winds and heavy rainfall are expected in coastal regions on Monday as Lupit makes landfall near Kyushu, Japan and exits into the East Sea.
Eastern and southern coastal areas and mountainous parts of Jeju Island will see up to 250 mm of rain.
On the east coast of Gangwon Province, the easterly wind will heat up as it crosses the Taebaek mountain range after the rain, a phenomenon known as the Foehn, resulting in scorching temperatures in the western part of Gangwon Province.
The heat wave that has been scorching the nation will be cooled in the middle of this week by a cold air mass flowing in from the north.
According to the KMA, daytime highs will fall to below 30 degrees from Thursday to return to the seasonal average, but high levels of humidity will still create uncomfortable conditions.
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