August 01, 2022 09:52
Songda, the fifth typhoon of the year, will bring heavy rains across the country until Tuesday before scorching heat returns.
Jeju Island and southern parts were already drenched over the weekend as the typhoon moved northwest from Shanghai. It dissipated in the southwestern sea off Mokpo, South Jeolla Province early Monday morning, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
But rainclouds formed by the typhoon will bring heavy downpours across the country until Tuesday with a total of 50 to 200 mm in Jeju and southern parts, 30 to 120 mm in central parts and 10 to 60 mm in eastern Gangwon Province.
Already typhoon Trases, which was born in waters northwest of Okinawa on Sunday, is moving towards Jeju but is expected to dissipate before it reaches the island around noon Monday.
Daytime temperatures are expected to hover around 28-32 degrees Celsius on Monday as the rain brought the respite from the heat wave. Heat advisories were lifted in most regions but could be renewed once the rain stops.
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