Mercury Plunges After Typhoon Nanmadol

  • By Park Sang-hyun

    September 20, 2022 13:13

    Temperatures dropped sharply on Tuesday as the country emerged from the influence of typhoon Nanmadol. 
    The Korea Meteorological Administration said cold air blew in from the northwest since Monday evening, reducing temperatures by 2 to 5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. The morning's lows were 10 to 19 degrees and daytime highs will reach 19 to 25 degrees.
    This year's 14th typhoon will likely dissipate in distant seas off Japan.  
    Commuters make their way to work in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis
    Even though the Korean Peninsula was out of the typhoon's reach on Monday afternoon, the country braced for possible coastal flooding and damage to facilities as high waves continue to batter Jeju Island and the southern and eastern coast.
    "Additional typhoons could occur at any time in autumn due to the recent rise in sea temperature," the KMA warned, but so far no cyclones that could grow into stronger storms have been spotted.  
    Firefighters clear a fallen tree from a road in Ulsan on Monday. /News1
    No casualties were reported, but there was some damage occurred in southern and the eastern parts that were already hit by typhoon Hinnamnor earlier this month. In Busan, Ulsan and Pohang, 7,065 households suffered blackouts for two days.

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