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Strong wind alerts issued for most parts of South Korea

All News 10:02 April 22, 2020

SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) issued strong wind alerts for most parts of the country Wednesday.

A strong wind warning came into effect at 8 a.m. for parts of the northeastern province of Gangwon. A strong wind advisory was in place for Seoul and most mainland regions. The southern island of Jeju was under a preliminary warning.

"Very strong winds will blow until Wednesday night, especially in coastal areas. Special attention should be paid to facility management and safety," the agency said.

The weather agency said the strong winds are caused by the difference between high atmospheric pressure from China and low atmospheric pressure from Japan.

The alerts are expected to be lifted for the Seoul metropolitan area, Incheon and Gangwon in the afternoon and for other areas by Thursday morning. Wind alerts may be issued again Saturday, the agency said.

This photo provided by the Busan Metropolitan Police Agency shows a tree knocked down by strong winds in the southern city of Busan on April 21, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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