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Typhoon Tapah continues moving north-northeasterly directions Updated: 2019-09-22 18:15:09 KST

We begin with the latest on Typhoon Tapah which is currently in waters near Korea's southeastern port city of Busan.
The 17th typhoon of the season is expected to travel northward, affecting the southern and eastern coastal regions of the country in particular.
For more on how the storm could affect weather conditions here in Korea, we have our Lee Jee-hyun who's standing by at the weather center.
Jee-hyun, fill us in.

Hello Soo-young. The typhoon lashed the southern and eastern parts of Korea including Jeju. It was on course to travel through the channel between Japan and the Korean Peninsula before moving toward northern Japan on Monday. Tapah will reach Busan around 10 PM tonight. Then it will approach near Korea's easternmost islets of Dokdo early Monday.

Typhoon Tapah is a very wet storm. Over 700 millimeters of rain was seen in some mountainous regions on Jeju in less than 24 hours, but rain clouds will gradually taper off once it passes midnight for most areas expect for Dokdo.

But until then, the eastern coastal regions are expected to see more than 200 millimeters of rain, Gyeongsang-do Provinces could see 50 to 150 millimeters along with strong winds.

Typhoon related weather alerts remain in place across various parts of the nation,no additional weather alerts will be issued but stay alerts and be extra careful.
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