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Heavy monsoon rain to persist through Sunday in S. Korea Updated: 2019-07-26 10:06:55 KST

Let's start with the weather.
It's been pouring down all day here in Seoul and across most of the central region.
In response, the weather agency has issued the season's first heavy rain warning for Seoul.
Let's speak to Lee Jee-hyun at the weather center.
Jee-hyun, I hear we are going to have to stay alert for heavy showers through the weekend? This isn't only umbrella weather, it could be dangerous.

Indeed Mark. Rain clouds have been dropping heavy rainfall of over 30 millimeters per hour on Seoul, parts of Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Provinces since the rain warning was issued at 7 am, around five hours ago. The rain will ease a bit in the afternoon, but brace for on and off heavy showers from now until Sunday.
Central western regions will see up to 300 millimeters of torrential showers so if you are spending your summer vacation in the central western regions be extra careful. Meanwhile, the much lighter monsoon rain in southern provinces is forecast to stop on Saturday.

Heavy rain alerts are in place for central parts of the country. Northern regions are under a heavy rain warning, but a heat wave advisory remains in place for parts of Daegu and its surrounding regions.

Daegu and Gwangju will get up to 32 degrees, while most regions will have similar highs to yesterday.

That's all for now, stay safe
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