Sunday, August 23, 2020

swell. marvelous.

Another typhoon is headed toward the Korean peninsula.

Typhoon Bavi, formed off the east coast of Taiwan, is expected to hit the Korean Peninsula on Thursday, the national weather agency said Saturday.

The Korea Meteorological Administration said the season’s 8th tropical storm is moving northwest towards the peninsula at a speed of 28 kilometers per hour and forecast to make landfall on Thursday after passing through the southern island of Jeju.

I'm going to guess that the typhoon will expend much of its energy as it rakes past Japan's tail and over Jeju Island. Here in Seoul, we might get more angry rains, but little else. Or so I'm betting. Historically, typhoons approach Korea from somewhere south. In many cases, Japan acts as an enormous baffle that greatly weakens any system heading for Korea from the southeast. But even storms that manage not to hit Japan rarely do much damage to Seoul: it's the southern part of South Korea that, more often than not, suffers the most. I'll be watching la météo for the next few days, but I can't say I'm too worried.

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