Let's take a closer look at the heavy rain situation with reporter Jung Gu-hee from the weather team.

Reporter Jung, first of all, are you saying that it is raining heavily in the area south of the Han River in Seoul?


So far, in Seocho-dong, it has rained about 330mm.

And in Dongjak-gu, it rained 380mm on this day alone.

It has rained so much that all the rain that will fall during the monsoon season is pouring down in just one day.

Now, this is the intersection of Gangnam Daechi Station.

We've been reporting this since 8 o'clock, but the car in the middle is still there.

It seems that you literally abandoned your car and took shelter somewhere else now.

Currently, the CCTV has not been working for about 30 minutes, so it was about 40 minutes ago, but you can see now that there is still a lot of water in the middle of Daechi Station. 


It seems quite dangerous for people to walk on the road like that. 



Now, if you go over the knee of an adult, the current is so strong that you can't control it, so I think it would be better to wait in a safe place as much as possible first.

Even if you go to other places now and there, it is better to take care of your own safety first because the traffic conditions are not good. 


The other side of Gangnam, Seoul, said that the flooding situation is not serious. 


That's right.

Seocho-dong, right next door, is one of the places where it rained a lot in the country today.

If you look at the video together now, in the case of Seocho-dong, vehicles were flooded, so there was almost no movement between 8 and 9 o'clock.

There is a big difference between regions right now, but the place you are looking at now is the Seocho-dong Intersection.

It's raining now and it looks like it's completely locked up, and in Jongno-gu, it rained about 92mm, but in Seocho-dong over there, it's over 300mm, and the amount of precipitation in Seoul right now is about 4 times different.

And now, as to where it is raining the most, the rain clouds have moved a little further south.

Gyeonggi-do now has 260mm in Gwangju and 316mm in Gwangmyeong.

You are still looking at the Seoul paintings right now, but you can think of the rain clouds that have rained this much and are gradually descending to the south.


Looking at the screen now, does it look like the bus is running even though the road is flooded?


That's right.

I could see some buses moving to avoid the situation to escape.

In the case of a regular passenger car, if more than two-thirds of the wheels are locked, there is a possibility that it cannot move.

If water gets into the engine intake, the engine can shut off immediately.

So, in that situation, it is better to avoid the car to a safe place as much as possible or avoid yourself first.

A lot of times the door won't open.

(Is this very dangerous?) Yes.

When the door does not open, breaking the window and escaping is the first thing to do, but depending on the situation, it is often impossible to break the window.

In this case, it is better to wait for the water to fill up to a certain extent and then open the car door and escape when the water level outside and inside the car are similar. 


I told you a little while ago, but right now, there are a lot of places where rain is concentrated in the central area of ​​the metropolitan area including Seoul, right? 


That's right.

Just from 10 to 11, the most heavy rains fell mainly in Gangnam and Gwanak-gu, Seoul. If we had to pick where it rained the most, it was Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do.

106mm per hour is coming now.

As I reported in the special report earlier, it rained about 140mm per hour in Seoul earlier.

It has been 115 years since meteorological observations in Seoul were conducted, and this is the highest level among 115 years.

No one has ever experienced rain that much.

The strong rain clouds are now descending to the Seongnam side of Gyeonggi-do, and the rain clouds are getting stronger now mainly in Gwangju, Gunpo, Yangpyeong, and Suwon.

It's going to rain more heavily in the next two hours or so.

Also, as rain clouds continue to come in during the night, please be aware that rain damage may occur in the metropolitan area, Gangwon-do, northern Chungcheong, and northern Gyeongbuk during tonight. 


The most curious thing is how long this rain will fall and how much more will it fall. How do you see this? 


Until the day after tomorrow, there is a possibility that it will rain 350mm in the central region as much as it has rained today.

Now, it is considered that the rainy season front has been activated again, but the location of the rainy season front seems to remain centered in the central region.

However, as the dry air from the north, pushing down the rainy season front, gradually strengthens its power, it seems that the rainy season front will go down to the south.

So, in the case of central regions like Seoul, it is estimated that it will rain until Thursday, and in the case of the southern regions, it seems that the rainy season will continue for a long time, repeating falling and stopping until Saturday. 


By the way, it is said that the damage situation in Incheon as well as Seoul is not serious. How is the situation in Incheon? 


As rain clouds developed from the west sea continued to come in toward Incheon, the damage was severe from the morning.

It's not an area where it rains a lot right now.

However, in the case of Incheon, there are many cases of flooding already, and since there is a high possibility that the drainage capacity for sewage treatment is now full, even a little more rain can cause flooding damage again.

So, even in the Incheon area, it doesn't rain much right now, but if it rains a little more, additional flood damage may occur, so you have to be careful about this part.

We confirmed in real time that rain clouds are coming in little by little, mainly over the west coast of South Chungcheong Province.

Now, in the case of Dangjin and then Gyeonggi-do, rain clouds are coming in again to this side of Pyeongtaek, so it is likely that it will rain again in the southern part of Gyeonggi-do within an hour. 


Right now, a heat wave warning has been issued for the southern region. Is there a reason why it rains so much in the central region only? 



Today the situation is very different.

A heavy rain warning is now in effect in the metropolitan area, a heavy rain warning is in effect for Yeongseo, and a heavy rain warning is in effect throughout Gangwon-do.

However, in the case of Jeonnam and Yeongnam, there is now a heat wave warning.

First of all, this is because of the location of the North Pacific high pressure. At the same time, the North Pacific high pressure is the high pressure that causes the heat wave in Korea, and at the same time, there is a rainy season front just above the North Pacific high pressure.

However, the North Pacific high pressure originally had to extend to the North side at this time to push up the rainy season front toward North Korea, so it is not the time when it rains in North Korea and not in Korea.

In the case of Seoul and southern regions, the heat wave must continue, but the dry air above this high pressure in the North Pacific has developed a little stronger than expected.

Dry air is rushing toward South Korea, pushing the rainy season front down a bit.

So, in the southern region, the heat wave continues under the high pressure of the North Pacific, but it continues to rain a lot just below that.

It descends a little further south to the south of this North Pacific high pressure.

This means that the rainy season front will also descend a little further south.

This trend is likely to continue throughout this week.