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Spring heatwave hits Korea

Updated May. 23, 2014 03:50

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A spring heatwave has hit Korea. The highest temperature rose to 31.3 degrees Celsius, the highest this year, in Daegu on Thursday. It is forecast that Seoul will have the warmest weather of the year on Friday.

The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) predicted that the highest temperature in Seoul on Friday will increase to 29 degrees Celsius, which is the average temperature of early July. It also forecast that the highest temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius in North Gyeongsang Province and South Jeolla Province, 30 degrees Celsius in Daegu, Jeonju, and Gwangju, and 29 degrees in Daejeon and Cheongju.

Cho Gu-hee, a weather forecaster at the KMA said, “As Korea is under the influence of high pressure, the warm southwest air current is steadily flowing into Korea. As it had no clouds covering the sun, the temperature went up.” The heatwave is forecast to continue until Saturday and the temperature will drop slightly after rain on Sunday.