13 Jul '11, 6am

Korean peninsula expected to face typhoon of 'disastrous proportions' this summer: Weather agency

Korean peninsula expected to face typhoon of 'disastrous proportions' this summer: Weather agency

Residents look at a road destroyed by heavy rain in Boeun, about 180 km (112 miles) southeast of Seoul July 10, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL - THE Korean Peninsula is expected to face a mega typhoon of disastrous proportions this summer, according to the state's weather agency on Tuesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration predicts that two or three more typhoons could hit the two Koreas up till September, after analysing computer simulations. The KMA found that the North Pacific high-pressure system is moving toward the peninsula and ocean temperatures off the eastern Chinese coast are rising, a possibly devastating combination. 'Through these trends, it is possible that the typhoon that will land in Korea will be even more powerful than before,' said Kim Tae Ryong, head of the KMA's National Typhoon Center. Through their analysis, the NTC found that during July, Au...

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