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Seoul has tropical night for 19th day in a row amid heat wave

All Headlines 09:44 August 09, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) -- Seoul had a tropical night for the 19th consecutive day amid a heat wave as weather data showed the lowest temperature in the South Korean capital early Thursday morning was 27.6 C.

Tropical night is an expression used when the overnight low is 25 C or higher from 6:01 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the next day.

Logged until 7 a.m. Thursday, the overnight low was 26.6 C in the central city of Daejeon; 26.8 C in the southwestern city of Gwangju; 26.9 C in Incheon, west of Seoul; and 27.5 C in the southern city of Yeosu, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.

Gwangju and Daejeon have had 20 tropical nights in a row, and Yeosu has had 22 such nights.

The weather agency warned of high temperatures for most regions of the country except for the country's east coast, with the mercury forecast to soar to 35 C or higher, adding that residents across the country will have to endure tropical nights as daytime high temperatures will not drop overnight.

People gather at Haeundae Beach in the southeastern port city of Busan on Aug. 1, 2018, as the city had a tropical night for the 15th consecutive day in a row. (Yonhap)

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