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Tropical Night in Seoul … Crowds Escape Heat at Hangang River

15:55 July 26, 2016 replay time02:10

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In Seoul, the extreme heat watch warning has been prolonged for a week, and tropical nights making it difficult for people to sleep are continuing.

Citizens rest their exhausted body and mind thanks to the river breeze at the Hangang River until late at night.

Let's hear from our reporter in Hangang Park.

Reporter Oh Ye-jin, please tell us about the atmosphere there.


I'm currently at Banpo Hangang Park.

The clock is ticking toward 10:20 p.m.

The thermometer is showing 31 degrees, and the hot weather is continuing.

If you look behind me, there are families, couples and friends gathered in small groups sitting down and enjoying their summer night vacation.

Adults are eating chicken and beer, while children are running around excitedly.

In Seoul, the extreme heat watch warning has continued for a week now.

According to the Korea Metrological Administration, the temperature of Jung-gu, Seoul, rose to 33.1 degrees at noon, and the water temperature of the Hangang River rose to 34 degrees.

In accordance, the sensible temperature reached 36.3 degrees and humidity was high at over 60 percent, while the discomfort index exceeded 80.

As of today, the extreme heat watch warning has continued for seven days starting from the 19th.

Extreme heat subsides when the daily maximum temperature goes below 33 degrees for two or more consecutive days, and the Korea Metrological Administration explained that when extreme heat watch warnings are in effect, temperatures can rise from 32 degrees to 48 degrees.

Most of the regions, including Seoul, will show temperatures of over 30 degrees, and this is expected to prolong for a while.

Oh Ye-jin reporting for Yonhap News TV at Banpo Hangang Park.

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