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Nation bakes under scorching weather Updated: 2019-08-07 16:30:07 KST

Typhoon Francisco didn't hit the peninsula as hard as many expected, but it brought more than 200 mm of heavy rain to Gangwon-do Province.

Yes, and as for the capital, the tropical storm actually helped lower the mercury a couple of notches down.
For more details, let's turn to our Michelle Park at the weather center, Michelle?

Good evening guys, Seoul turned out to be a mild day today under 30 degrees but the rainstorm couldn't completely relieve the heat, especially for the south as it's still under the heatwave alerts.

The atmosphere remains very unstable, so we'll be receiving plenty of isolated and sporadic showers of between 10 to 70 millimeters on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the mercury is expected to be on the rise until the weekend.

The country will have to endure more tropical nights.
On Thursday morning, the daily low will hover around 25 degrees Celsius.

By lunchtime, Seoul's daytime high will be back at 33 degrees Celsius, with similar readings in various southern cities, too, including Gwangju and Daegu.

The Korea Meteorological Administration expects typhoon Lekima to pass Taipei on Friday and head northwest toward Shanghai by the weekend.
But if the typhoon takes a northeastern direction, there is a possibility that it will impact the Korean Peninsula.
We should know more on the path, strength and intensity of this storm later this week.

I'll leave you with the weather conditions around the world.
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