Heavy Rains Expected Again in Busan, Gyeongnam as Typhoon Jangmi Expected to Hit Busan Today

Typhoon Jangmi is expected to affect the Korean peninsula today, with heavy rains once again expected to hit the Busan and Gyeongnam region.

The fifth typhoon of the season, Jangmi means “rose” in Korean and is the first to typhoon to affect the peninsula this year.

The Busan Meteorological Association is predicting between 100mm to 200mm of rain hitting the city with some areas in Gyeongnam province and Jirisan Mountain area to get upwards of 300mm.

Strong winds of up to 10 to 20 meters per second are also predicted with a maximum speed of 25 meters per second.

Although the typhoon is categorized as low, flood warnings are in place with landslide warnings also in effect due to the heavy rains that have hit the peninsula over the weekend.

There were 55 landslides that occurred on Saturday in Busan, and warnings have been issued in 24 spots around the city.

The typhoon is expected to affect the Jeju region in the morning while affecting the Busan region around 3 p.m. today.

Airports in the region are on alert, while Busan Port and Gamcheon Port have closed in preparation of the storm.

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