Strong Winds and Heavy Rain Forecast Today as Typhoon Francisco Hits Korea

As the 8th typhoon, Francisco, is forecast to impact South Korea tonight, Busan is expected to be hit with heavy downpours and strong winds.

Up to 200 mm of rain and strong winds up to 19 meters per second are predicted to hit the city.

It’s expected to hit the Busan and Gyeongnam region at about 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Storm Preparations

The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters has shifted to an emergency footing as the season’s eighth typhoon is forecast to pass through the Korean Peninsula after landing on the country’s southern coast tomorrow night.

The anti-disaster agency affiliated with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced the launch of its emergency footing at 3 p.m. yesterday and is scheduled to step up its countermeasures depending on the impact of Typhoon Francisco.

The agency has dispatched officials to cities and provinces expected to be affected by the approaching typhoon to help local governments better cope with possible damage.

Image: Korean Meteorological Administration

Heat Wave Continues

Busan has currently been under five consecutive days of heatwave warnings as well as tropical nights.

A heatwave warning is in effect for any region when afternoon high of 35 degrees celsius or higher is forecast to last for more than two days.

Temperatures around the region are not expected to cool down in the next week.

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