Monsoon Arrives with a Vengeance
Jul 3, 2017
Pedestrians walk in the rain in Gwanghwamun, Seoul on Sunday.

This summer's monsoon started later than usual but arrived with a vengeance

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout the country on Monday and Tuesday with more than 30 mm of rain per hour in some areas, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

Until Tuesday up to 250 mm of rain is expected in some parts of the Seoul metropolitan area, Gangwon province, North Chungcheong Province and North Gyeongsang Province, tapering off a little toward southern parts.

On Sunday, the KMA issued a heavy rain alert for Incheon, Cheongju in North Chungcheong Province, and some parts of Gangwon and Gyeonggi Provinces and a heavy rain warning for the central mountainous areas in Gangwon Province.

The rains will ease a little on Wednesday but then return in full force toward the weekend.

This year's third typhoon Nan Madol is expected to affect Jeju Island indirectly as it moves northwards on Tuesday.

"Nan Madol is a relatively weak typhoon," a weatherman said. "But the rain front will likely become stronger due to the water vapor from the typhoon, which will bring torrential rains to some areas."

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Source:The Chosun Ilbo




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