Today (13th) it rained with thick fog in most areas across the country.
The amount of precipitation in Seoul was about 40mm, and drizzling continued in the afternoon, but a lot of rain fell in the southern region. Especially in Jeju, heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms and gusty winds blew, disrupting flight operations.
This is the first time that this much rain and this high temperature have continued in Jeju in January. Reporter Kim Tae-in of JIBS reports.
Under the cloudy sky, thick raindrops pour down without rest.
Following yesterday, it rained all over Jeju today.
This rain was particularly concentrated in the mountainous and southern regions of Jeju.
A heavy rain warning went into effect as heavy rain of 50 mm per hour poured in the center of Jeju Halla Mountain.
Record-breaking rainfall of nearly 400mm fell in the mountainous regions of Jeju, recording the highest amount of rainfall in January ever.
The high-temperature and high-humidity south wind, which came in under the influence of the low pressure, hit Halla Mountain, causing water vapor to rise along Halla Mountain.
Due to strong winds, 10 flights scheduled to depart from Jeju to Gimhae Airport were canceled this morning, including flights to Pohang in the afternoon, and 11 flights arriving at Jeju Airport were also canceled due to bad weather.
As the hot and humid south wind and the foehn phenomenon were added, the temperature was about 10 degrees higher than normal even in rainy weather.
The lowest morning temperature in the northern part of Jeju was 17.2 degrees Celsius, the highest in January in 100 years.
[Kim Soul / Doryeon-dong, Jeju-si: It's very warm, so I think it's spring, not winter.
(These days) I wear thin clothes without padding.]
Temperatures will gradually drop from tomorrow and return to normal levels, and rain is expected to continue through this weekend.