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Sweltering conditions expected across Korea over the weekend Updated: 2019-08-09 16:33:23 KST

The weather in South Korea has been baking hot over the past few days, with heat wave warnings issued in many parts of the country.
The capital Seoul has seen its day time high peak at 35 degrees Celsius on Friday, up two degrees from the previous day.
Korea Meteorological Administration says the steaming conditions are caused by hot and humid air coming in due to high pressure in the north pacific.
The sweltering heat is forecast to continue over the weekend, with highs lingering around the mid to high 30 degrees range.

"Warm air is piling up, and there will be many areas experiencing intense heat until the weekend. Saturday will be extremely hot with daytime temperatures for most inland areas surpassing 35 degrees."

South Korea's prime minister Lee Nak-yon visited vegetable and livestock farms in Gyeonggi-do Province for an on-site inspection on Friday to check on how the nation is dealing with the extreme heat.
He held inspections on whether the cooling facilities are operating normally and on whether the situation room for agricultural disasters is coming up with necessary measures.

However, these steamy conditions could possibly cool down a bit by Monday as two powerful typhoons are approaching South Korea's neighbors.
The weather agency says, the season's 9th typhoon Lekima is moving fast over the seas northeast of Taipei, and is expected to reach China's Shanghai by Saturday and even Qingdao by Sunday.

Another typhoon, named Krosa is also heading north towards Japan from Guam.
Though its route is unclear because of its slow speed, weather experts from Korea, Japan and the United States expect Typhoon Krosa to move toward the Japanese city of Osaka over the weekend.
South Korea's weather agency says it's still too early to predict whether the typhoons will affect Korea, but since they are forecast to pass near neighboring countries, precautions should still be taken.

Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News.
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