This year's rainy season is practically over and a full-fledged heat wave is expected from this week.
From today (25th), the sweltering heat of around 33 degrees will prevail across the country, and it will get hotter towards the second half of the week.
Reporter Seo Dong-gyun reports.
Even though it is cloudy, Hangang Park is crowded with family outings.
Cool off in the hot water splashing out of the fountain, hit the water ball and shoot water guns to bring back memories.
[Oh Jun-hyeop / Nowon-gu, Seoul: I can't go far and there is news of rain, so I went out to the suburbs to play in the water.
(Children) love it.]
Until this morning, raindrops will fall all over the inland of Gangwon, inland of Chungcheong and North Gyeongsang.
This is because the high pressure in the North Pacific, which is driving the heat wave, begins to move north in earnest, pushing up the rainy season front to the north.
This year, it rained heavily in the central region.
The central region receives an average of 378 mm of rain during the rainy season. This year, 745 mm of rain fell in Pocheon, 622 mm in Cheorwon, and 552 mm in Seoul.
On the other hand, Gwangju received only 209 mm of rain and Daegu 124 mm, which was less than the average annual rainfall of 341 mm.
After the rainy season, strong localized downpours often fall, but under the influence of the North Pacific high pressure, a full-scale heatwave begins.
Today, the temperature in Seoul will rise to 33 degrees, Daejeon and Gwangju 32 degrees and Daegu 34 degrees, and a heat wave advisory is in effect in Yeongseo, Chungbuk and Gyeongsang provinces.
The Korea Meteorological Administration predicted that a heat wave of around 33 degrees will continue throughout this week and that the temperature will rise further towards the second half of the week.