Update: Typhoon Danas Hits Southern Region

Heavy rainfall has been soaking Busan city which is soon to be splashed with more precipitation from the approaching typhoon.

It is forecasted that Busan will receive about 150 to 300 mm of rain by tonight, and up to 500mm rain in coastal regions, combined with strong winds.

Stronger winds of up to 18 meters per second is forecast for this afternoon and evening as typhoon Danas passes through the port city.

Strong winds and heavy rain is forecast to die away by the early hours of Sunday.

Much of Sunday is forecast to be just cloudy with morning lows averaging 24 degrees celsius and afternoon highs averaging 30 degrees celsius.

Flooding in Parts Around the City

Due to heavy rain, a series of local flooding has been reported throughout Busan.

Traffic was controlled on Sugwankyo Bridge in Sasanggu district and on Yeonankyo Bridge and Saebyeongkyo Bridge in Oncheonchun.

The Busan Regional Meteorological Administration has said Typhoon Danas will indirectly affect Busan starting this morning as it passes the port city around 6 pm.

According to the weather administration, as of 6 pm yesterday, Typhoon Danas is passing through the South-West seas off of Seogwipo and is due to pass the 90km off the South-West-South seas at midnight.

Image: Korean Meteorological Administration

Local Beaches Preparing for the Rains

Coupled with seasonal rain and the incoming typhoon, all 7 beaches in Busan have been blocked off from public access yesterday from 9 am.

To prepare for typhoon Danas making landfall on the peninsula, authorities have taken down the facilities to reduce risks of any damage and injuries.

On Haeundae beach, authorities used heavy equipment to take down the decks and the watchtower on the beach.

On Songjeong beach, fishing boats on waters have been hauled onto land.

A heavy rain watch was issued at 2 am in Busan Friday morning, and was replaced by a heavy rain warning at 7:30 am.

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