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Heavy rainfall and heatwave in Jeju Island, risk of landslides in Gangwon-do
Updated: 2022-06-29 14:52:56 KST
South Korea's annual monsoon season is bringing some extreme weather.
The Korea Meteorological Administration has issued alerts for heavy rain in Gangwon-do Province and Jeju Island.
Other weather alerts have been issued as well on the east coast, for strong wind, and a heatwave alert in the southeast and Jeju island.

Up to 250 millimeters of rain is expected in the northern part of the country, including Seoul. Gangwon-do in particular will be hit hard until Thursday.
Down south, Jeju Island can expect up to 100 millimeters.
In the Chungcheong-do provinces, anywhere from 80 to 150, and in the south, 10 to 80.
The rain has saturated the ground over the past week, increasing the risk of landslides, especially in mountainous Gangwon-do Province.

"People should refrain from going near buildings that are built on land cut away from the hillside, and if you are living in one of those buildings, it's important to make sure your landslide prevention structures are intact and not damaged."

In addition to the rain, Jeju is also under sweltering heat in the east and north.
Elderly people and those working outdoors should drink lots of water and take measures to avoid heatstroke.

The heatwave has hit the southeastern part of the country, including Daegu, which today got up to 33 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, strong wind along the east coast in Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangnam-do provinces will continue until tomorrow morning.

Experts say the wind is strong enough to blow down signs over streets and shops, so it's important to stay indoors while the alerts are in effect.
KIM Jung-sil, Arirang News.
Reporter : jungsil@arirang.com