Typhoon Danas Approaches Korea

  • By Kim Hyo-in

    July 18, 2019 11:36

    Typhoon Danas, which developed in waters off the Philippines on Tuesday, is moving towards Korea.

    The Korea Meteorological Administration on Wednesday said the season's fifth typhoon will start to make landfall on the Korean Peninsula on Friday afternoon.

    Danas was moving north from waters 570 km northeast of Manila at a speed of 15 km/h as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday. It is a relatively small typhoon with a maximum speed of 18 m/s and central pressure of 996 hPa.

    The KMA said Danas was weakening on Wednesday afternoon, and as it approaches Korea it may be influenced by the periphery of the North Pacific high pressure and can change its course.

    There is still a possibility that it may divert to the East Sea.

    Regardless of the path and intensity of Danas, due to hot tropical air coming with the typhoon and a monsoonal front moving northward, there will be sporadic downpours across the country until the weekend. 

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