Typhoon Lingling to Affect Korean Peninsula This Weekend

This season’s 13th typhoon “Lingling” is expected to hit the entire Korean peninsula this weekend.

The Busan Meteorological Agency said typhoon Lingling is heading north at 23km/hr on the sea and is about 550km southeast of Taipei.

Lingling is currently a small typhoon with a central air pressure of 990 hPa and a maximum wind speed of 86 km/hr near the center, however, it is expected to become stronger after encountering the upstream diverging station, after passing the high water temperature of about 29 degrees near Taiwan.

Strong Winds Expected

The Korea Meteorological Agency predicted that the typhoon would start affecting the sea near Jeju, about 310 km southwest of Seogwipo at 9 am on 6th and began to affect Jeju Island soon after.

The KMA, however, stated that the typhoon forecasts are prone to change as the possibility of fluctuations in the movement of the typhoon is still relatively high.

The weather agency warned of strong winds in the southern and western regions of the country, with wind speeds expected to peak at 125-162 km/hr or 35-45 meters per second (m/s).

According to the Beaufort Wind Force scale, winds of 28.5-32.6 m/s can uproot trees, while stronger gusts of 32.7 m/s or more can topple ships.

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