Typhoon Songda brings heavy rains to Jeju Island

Typhoon Songda brings heavy rains to Jeju Island

Municipal officers block the entrance to the seaside in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, July 30. Yonhap

 

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the fifth typhoon this year, Sonda, struck the sea south of the island, causing heavy rain on a resort island in the south of Jeju Island on Saturday. However, there were no reports of damage caused by heavy rain or strong winds.

As of 9:25 pm, heavy rain warnings have been issued in the mountainous areas of the island, and heavy rain warnings have been issued in other areas, according to Jeju Province and the Local Meteorological Bureau.

As of 9 pm, 4,444 rains of up to 206 mm have fallen on Hallasan, the highest peak in South Korea.

Heavy rains and strong winds have denied access to the trails leading to the mountains.

Passenger ships connecting Jeju and other islands have been suspended. However, despite the strong wind warning on Jeju Island, the flight service worked fine.

As of 3:00 pm, the typhoon was heading northwest at a speed of 26 kilometers per hour near the waters 330 kilometers east of Shanghai, China.

The is expected to head to the waters about 260 km northeast of Shanghai at around 3 pm. Bring it to Jeju next Sunday.

According to the agency, the typhoon is expected to bring up to 300 mm of rain to Jeju Island by Monday.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, many parts of Seoul and the country were hit by a scorching heat wave, with the exception of the southern Jeju Island and other southern regions under the influence of Sonda.

Seoul’s highest temperature reached 36.1 ° C, exceeding 37 ° C in five districts of the capital, including the western part of Gangseo-gu, according to Dongducheon, which is located 40 kilometers north of Seoul. The temperature was 38.2 ° C. Arrival at 15:50 (Yonhap)

 

Credit/Source : KoreaTimes

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