South Korea braces for Typhoon Khanun, expected to land on southeastern coast
Typhoon Khanun is projected to hit South Korea’s southeastern coast later this week, with potential wind speeds reaching up to 98 miles (158.4 kilometers) per hour, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. The typhoon, currently east-northeast of Okinawa, is set to progress north, making landfall near Busan on Thursday evening. After passing the southeastern coast, Khanun will likely advance northward across the Korean Peninsula, with wind speeds predicted to exceed 33 miles (54 kilometers) per hour throughout South Korea. By Saturday, it is expected to pass China’s northeast, transitioning into an extratropical cyclone.
Regions throughout South Korea are bracing for the impact of Khanun, anticipating strong winds and heavy rainfall. The southeastern coast may witness winds around 89 miles (144 kilometers) per hour, with other regions experiencing winds ranging from 33 miles (54 kilometers) to 78 miles (126 kilometers) per hour. The meteorological agency forecasts heavy rainfall of up to 400 millimeters in Gangwon Province between Wednesday and Thursday, while the remaining regions may receive between 50 and 200 millimeters of rainfall.
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