Strong winds and heavy rains are expected on Monday as Typhoon Haishen makes its way towards the Korean peninsula.
The 10th typhoon of the season which is packing very strong winds and heavy rain has turned east which may spare the western and central parts of the country, however, Busan and Gyeongnam are still in the typhoon’s path.
Currently, Typhoon Haishen will approach 80km off the East Sea in Busan at around 9 a.m. on Monday, and about 50km northeast of Ulsan by 10 a.m.
If the direction of the typhoon changes further east, Busan and Gyeongnam are still expected to be affected by strong winds and heavy rains.
Flash floods and landslide warnings are likely to go into effect later tonight. Winds are expected to be at their strongest from dawn tomorrow until Monday evening.
There is also heavy concern about further damage after Busan is still reeling from last week’s Typhoon Maysak which killed 2 and left a large amount of damage around the city.
Schools have already announced that all classes will be done online on Monday, while Busan Port will stop operations from 3 p.m. today.
Forecasters have predicted between 100mm-300mm of rain and strong winds that could reach between 25m/s to 40m/s and waves from 5m to 12m high.