200mm Heavy Rain Until The Day After Tomorrow

200mm heavy rain until the day after tomorrow… What is the impact of Typhoon No. 5 ‘Eagle’?

<Appearance: Lim Ha-kyung, Meteorological Science Reporter>

Today, it is raining heavily all over the country.

Up to 200mm of heavy rain was predicted in Gwangju and Jeonnam until the day after tomorrow.

Here, Typhoon Eagle No. 5 is heading north, which is expected to be a big variable in Korea’s rainy season.

Let’s learn about the current weather situation and the outlook for the future rainy season with Lim Ha-gyeong, a weather science reporter.

Heavy rain warnings have been issued all over the country, including the metropolitan area. Where is it raining the most right now?

Currently, it is raining less than 30mm in Jangseong, Jeollanam-do.

Due to rain from the morning, a heavy rain warning is issued in the metropolitan area such as Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong, and Honam.

A belt of rain clouds was created over the West Sea and is moving northeast. So, a lot of rain is pouring in the western part of our country.

Currently, a small scale low pressure is being created between the cold, dry air coming down from the north and the warm, moist air coming up from the south.

In the West Sea, small cyclones are created here and there, strong rain falls, then stops, and then it rains again due to the influence of the cyclones.

Let me point out the non-concentration time.

From this afternoon to the night, it rains a lot in the metropolitan area, Gangwon, and Chungnam.

Tomorrow, heavy rain will be concentrated in Chungcheong, Honam, and Jeju Island as the congestion front moves south.

As strong rain falls around 60mm per hour, care must be taken to avoid rain damage.

It seems that there is a possibility that roads and rivers will be controlled due to heavy rain. How is your current situation?

Yes, as heavy rain warnings were issued across Seoul, access to all 27 rivers in downtown Seoul was restricted.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is strengthening patrols on underpasses and tunnels.

In the case of Seoul roads, there are sections that require attention due to slippery road surfaces, but there are no controlled areas.

As heavy rain is expected, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security raised the first stage of emergency to the second stage at 9 o’clock last night.

The crisis alert level remains at the ‘severe’ level.

The Korea Forest Service also raised the landslide crisis alert for eight provinces, including Seoul and Gangwon, to the ‘severe’ level.

Currently, a landslide warning has been issued in Yecheon, North Gyeongsang Province, and landslide warnings have been issued in various parts of Sejong, Chungnam, and Jeonbuk.

Yes, in Yecheon, North Gyeongsang Province, where heavy rains occurred, the search for missing people is still ongoing, isn’t it? How is your progress?

Yes, the search for the two residents is continuing even today, the ninth day of the disappearance.

A total of 430 police, firefighting and military personnel have been deployed to search for the missing people.

Helicopters, drones, boats and even rescue dogs were mobilized.

However, no additional missing persons have been found since the afternoon of the 21st.

Flood restoration work is ongoing in this area.

About 1,000 people, including public servants and volunteers, and about 900 pieces of equipment, including excavators and dump trucks, are involved in the restoration work.

The restoration work isn’t over yet, but it’s raining again. There is a concern about additional rain damage. What should I pay special attention to?

Yes, as you may have heard, the ground has weakened considerably as additional rain has accumulated since it has already rained heavily.

Therefore, there are concerns about damages such as landslides, embankment collapses, and soil leakage.

For those living in landslide-prone areas, it is safest to evacuate in advance to a safe place such as a town hall or school.

In addition, underpasses and riversides are places where water rises and is easily isolated.

You must never approach it, and especially do not enter an underpass that has already started flooding.

Some of you may have gone to the valley or river to play on holidays.

Rain can be dangerous, so campers need to be extra careful.

It’s raining a lot in North Korea. In the vicinity of the border area, please be careful as the river level can rise rapidly.

Then rain is predicted until the day after tomorrow, how much more will it come?

Yes, it rains the most in Gwangju and Jeonnam. It will rain 200mm until the day after tomorrow.

150mm of rain is expected in Daejeon, Chungnam, and Jeonbuk.

Around 120mm of precipitation was also predicted in Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungbuk, and Jeju Island.

The rain will stop in most areas from the afternoon of the day after tomorrow.

In the metropolitan area and the Yeongseo area of ​​Gangwon-do, rain will continue until the morning of the 26th, Wednesday.

After that, if you look at the mid-term forecast, there is no rain forecast until August 2nd.

It was only predicted that the whole country would be cloudy, but it is still a situation with high volatility.

In particular, it is expected that the impact on Korea will change depending on the route of the 5th Typhoon Eagle.

You mentioned Typhoon Eagle No. 5, but the typhoon was created near the Philippines and is heading north. How much impact do you expect to have in our country?

Yes, as typhoons can affect the rainy season front, the Korea Meteorological Administration is also closely watching the eagle’s migration path.

As it is moving from a place far away from Korea, it is unlikely to be directly affected by the typhoon.

However, depending on the course and strength of the typhoon, it is expected to be a big variable in Korea’s rainy season this week.

Although the typhoon passes Taiwan as expected, it pushes the North Pacific high pressure and the congestion front can go up to North Korea.

If the route is further south, there is a possibility that the North Pacific high pressure will not expand and monsoon rains will continue throughout Korea.

The normal rainy season ends on July 24th in the southern region and on the 26th in the central region.

In terms of normal years, this year’s rainy season is also coming to an end.

However, the position of the congestion front may change due to the eagle’s northward movement, so it is a situation that needs to be watched a little longer at the end of this year’s rainy season.


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