This year, the last year of the rainy season…Typhoon Seogwipo East Sea Passes Through
This year, 2020 became the last year to end the rainy season with 1987.
As the fifth typhoon, the rose, passes through the east coast of Seogwipo on Jeju Island on Saturday, the record for the longest rainy season in history in the central part of the country is also set to be broken soon.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) on Thursday, the last year to end the rainy season was August 10, 1987. This year’s rainy season began on June 24 in the central region and continued until this day, making it the joint No. 1 in the year when the rainy season continued the slowest in 33 years.
The rainy season is scheduled to continue until mid-August, and will become the “single number one” a day later on Wednesday.
In addition, the central part of the country is gradually approaching the longest rainy season in history following Jeju Island.
The longest rainy season in the central region was 49 days in 2013. This year’s monsoon season in the central part of the country has continued for 48 days since June 24, and for the first time, it is highly likely that the rainy season will continue for more than 50 days.
Earlier, Jeju lasted 49 days from June 10 to July 28, the longest rainy season since 1973, when related statistics were compiled. The previous record for Jeju’s longest rainy season was 47 days in 1998.
Amid this situation, rain falls across the country due to the influence of the typhoon “Rose” moving northward.
As of 7 a.m., the typhoon is moving north-northeast of Seogwipo at 38 kilometers per hour. Due to this effect, heavy rain warnings were issued in some South Gyeongsang Province, while typhoon warnings were issued in Jeju Island and some South Jeolla Namhae islands.
South Gyeongsang Province, directly affected by the typhoon, will see very strong rain of more than 40 millimeters per hour, while the southern coast of South Jeolla Province and Jeju Island will see strong rain of around 15 millimeters per hour.
The estimated precipitation for the 10th to 11th days is 50 to 150 millimeters in Chungcheong, southern and Jeju provinces. The southern coast of South Jeolla Province, the southern coast of South Gyeongsang Province, the southern and mountainous areas of Jeju Island and near Mount Jiri could have more than 250 millimeters of rain.
Seoul and Gyeonggi, Gangwon Province, and five West Sea islands, and Ulleungdo and Dokdo is 30 to 80 mm (lots of places, Gangwon-do, South more than 120 mm) of rain is expected to be.
In addition, winds will blow very strongly in southern Gangwon Province, inland Chungcheong Province, southern regions (excluding the west coast), and Jeju Island, with winds of 35 to 60 kilometers per hour and instantaneous winds of more than 90 kilometers per hour. In particular, the coast of South Gyeongsang Province is expected to reach 50 to 70 kilometers per hour.
In other areas, the wind blows strongly at 30 to 50 kilometers per hour, so be careful not to damage outdoor facilities such as signboards, tents and vinyl greenhouses, the Korea Meteorological Administration stressed.