31 Jul '18, 10am

Extreme #heatwave in #SouthKorea to peak in coming days

Extreme #heatwave in #SouthKorea to peak in coming days

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The extreme heat wave gripping the Korean Peninsula is forecast to reach its highest temperature in the coming days, South Korea's state weather agency said on Tuesday (July 31). While the daytime high in Seoul rose to 38.3 degrees Celsius around 3pm local time (2pm Singapore time) on Tuesday, the figure is likely rise to 39 deg C on Wednesday, the highest temperature in the city since the government started compiling the data in 1907, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). On Tuesday, KMA issued additional extreme heat wave warnings for Gyeongju and Cheongsong in North Gyeongsang province. The warnings had been issued in almost all regions across the country as the daytime highs rose to over 35 deg C for past few days. Twenty-seven people have died of heat stroke and more than 2,200 people have been taken t...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/extreme-heatw...

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