Typhoon Khanun to Land on South Korea’s Southeast Coast This Week


SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) — A typhoon is expected to arrive on South Korea’s southeastern coast in the coming days, bringing winds of up to 44 meters per second, the weather agency said Monday.

Khanun, which was located 330 kilometers east-northeast of Japan’s Okinawa at 9 a.m., is predicted to reach waters 90 km southwest of Busan at 9 p.m. on Thursday, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

When the typhoon reaches Busan, it may be accompanied by strong winds ranging between 33 meters per second and 44 meters per second, a speed that is sufficient to derail a running train, the agency said, adding that the forecast is subject to change.

After making landfall on the southeastern coast, Khanun is predicted to move northward, bringing winds faster than 15 m/s across South Korea.

At 9 a.m. Friday, the typhoon may be 40 km northwest of North Korea’s Hamhung, and by Saturday, it may have reached China’s northeast and weakened into an extratropical cyclone.

Areas throughout South Korea will experience strong winds and rains from Khanun through Thursday, with the southeast coast expected to see winds of up to 40 m/s and winds between 15 m/s and 35 m/s for the rest of the regions.

Between Wednesday and Thursday, Gangwon Province may receive up to 400 millimeters of rain, while the rest of the regions may get between 50 mm and 200 mm, the agency said.


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