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More monsoon rain in store for S. Korea's central region Updated: 2020-08-04 17:02:28 KST

South Korea's central region is getting heavy monsoon rain, which has already caused deadly floods and landslides.
Another five-hundred millimeters of rain are expected by tomorrow, including in Seoul.
Our Lee Kyung-eun is live along the Han River in the Korean capital with the latest.
Kyung-eun, how are things looking out there?

Conn-young, we are currently seeing on and off showers.
But another round of torrential rain will be pounding the capital region in the coming hours.
Already, a lot of places are flooded, including here around Jamsu Bridge, where I am standing now.
The water level has subsided compared to yesterday, and the previously submerged car park is also visible.
But the bridge remains closed to traffic for the third consecutive day.
In the meantime, parts of Gangwon-do Province is receiving 20 to 30 millimeters of precipitation, accompanied by thunder and lightning.
The national weather agency forecasts that the south of Gangwon-do Province and as well as capital region could receive some five-hundred millimeters of rain by tomorrow.
Heavy rain alerts have also been issued in parts of Chungcheong-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do provinces.

The monsoon first started in Korea on the southern island of Jeju two months ago.
In Seoul we're just now going through the most intense period of the monsoon season.
We hear it will last longer than previous years this year?

Conn-young, it is going to be the longest monsoon in the country's history.
The latest the monsoon has ended in the past was August 10th in 1987.
But as of Tuesday, the national weather agency forecast that this year's monsoon is likely to end on August 14th.
If the forecast is correct, it will definitely make it the longest rainy season in the country's history.
So, central regions will be getting these on-and-off heavy showers for the time being.
And what's worse, Typhoon Hagupit is also going to affect the country indirectly, bringing sporadic showers throughout the week.
Already, much damage has been reported across the country.
To prevent any more damage, people are advised to refrain from going outdoors and to take extra caution in mountainous areas.
Back to you Connyoung.

Our Lee Kyung-eun live from the riverside that cuts through the South Korean capital.
Thanks, Kyungeun.
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