Posted : 2014-07-09 18:04
Updated : 2014-07-09 18:05

Heat wave advisory issued for Seoul

By Kim Se-jeong

The nation's weather agency issued a heat wave advisory for Seoul and some parts of Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces, Wednesday.

It is the first such advisory issued this year. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said the advisory will remain in place until midnight Thursday.

The advisory went into effect at 1 p.m. for the capital, Suwon, Gwacheon, Gwangmyeong in Gyeonggi Province and Yongwol, Wonju and Hongcheon in Gangwon Province. Such advisories are issued when the highest temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees Celsius.

As of 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Seoul's temperature was 32.6 degrees Celsius, Suwon at 31.5 degrees and Hongcheon at 33.2 degrees.

The weather forecast said the temperature in Seoul is expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius today.

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