September 02, 2022 12:07
Super typhoon Hinnamnor is expected to bring torrential downpours to Korea even if it does not slam directly into the peninsula, the Korea Meteorological Administration said Thursday.
The moment of truth is expected some time on Friday as Hinnamnor slows off Okinawa to gather strength or dissipate. Either way, 50 mm to 100 mm of rain is expected on Jeju Island between next Monday and Wednesday.
The 11th typhoon of the year with winds traveling more than 54 m per second slowed down near Okinawa on Thursday and typhoons generally weaken when they slow down. But Hinnamnor is expected to remain a super typhoon with winds of 44 m to 54 m per second as it absorbs large amounts of water vapor and hot air from India, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
The rains began in southern parts on Thursday afternoon as hot and humid air carried by Hinnamnor clashed with cold, dry air from the north. Rain will expand across the south on Friday and reach the central region at the weekend.
According to the KMA, Hinnamnor is expected to pass 470 km south of Jeju on Monday night.
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