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Seoul's nighttime lows hit record amid heat wave

All Headlines 08:20 August 03, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Yonhap) -- Seoul's nighttime low temperature has continued to hit a record high amid an extended heat wave, the state weather agency said Friday.

The capital's overnight lows reached 30.4 C on Thursday night, higher than the 30.3 C recorded the previous night, the Korea Meteorological Administration said.

It marked the highest nighttime lows since the weather agency began to compile related data in 1907.

Seoul's daytime temperature reached 37.9 C Thursday, lower than the record 39.6 C on Wednesday, but its nighttime lows Thursday were higher than the previous day.

Seoul citizens have been spending tropical nights for 13 consecutive days as the country has been gripped by an unprecedented long heat wave for weeks.

Tropical nights occur when the nighttime mercury does not fall below 25 C between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. of the next day

Other than the capital, some other cities, including Incheon, west of Seoul, logged record-breaking nighttime lows Thursday.

"In most parts of the country, extremely hot weather will continue Friday as daytime highs are expected to go above 35 C," the weather agency said.

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