Typhoon Sanba to Pass Through Korea On Monday
Typhoon Sanba is moving across Korea's southern coastal regions this Monday afternoon.
Traveling at over 30 kilometers an hour in a northeasterly direction, the typhoon forced ships to take shelter in ports, while officials suspended ferry services and domestic flights to port cities like Busan, Ulsan and Pohang.
The storm, which is packing gusty winds of up to 30 meters a second, is currently passing through South Gyeongsang Province and will move through North Gyeongsang and Gangwon Provinces, reaching the coastal city of Sokcho by around 8 p.m. Monday night.
Typhoon warnings have been issued in the southern provinces of Jeolla and Gyeongsang and other regions have been told to take precautions.
The eastern coastal areas of Gyeongsang and Gangwon Province can expect 200-milimeters of rain on Monday, while Korea's central region expects up to 150 milimeters of rainfalls. Seoul should see up to 100 millimeters.
Winds of up to 40 meters per second are expected in the coastal areas of Gangwon Province, before Sanba completely moves out of Korea at around midnight.
The government has ordered schools on Jeju Island and South Jeolla and Gyeongsang provinces to be closed on Monday.
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News.
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