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Heavy rain dominates Gwangju-Jeollanamdo

광주·전남 밤사이 다시 장맛비…토요일 낮부터 그쳐

Heavy rain dominates Gwangju-Jeollanamdo

 

Gwangju and Jeollanamdo are under the influence of a monsoon front moving in from the south.

 

According to the Gwangju Regional Meteorological Administration, the area has been receiving heavy downpours since Wednesday.

 

Overnight, Shinans Gageodo took on 67mm of rain while some 36mm poured in Yeosu, 33.8mm in Wando, 32.8mm in Mokpo and 27.8mm in Gwangju.

 

Thankfully, no damages were reported so far.

 

The conditions will continue till Saturday due to the seasons 5th typhoon, Danas, pushing tropical vapor towards the Korean Peninsula.

 

The local weather agency forecast the region to see some 50~150mm of rain while Jirisan area is likely to receive more than 250mm of precipitation.

 

Gwangju will be hosting diving and water polo while Yeosu will be holding open water events for the FINA World Aquatics Championships during the cited period.

 

Diving events will be able to avoid the impact of the rain as they are indoor events, however, water polo and open water events are expected to be influenced by the weather conditions.

 

Gwangju City Hall conducted an emergency inspection around the competition venues and heightened emergency response measures to minimize damages.

 

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