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S. Korea Raises Typhoon Alert Level to ‘Vigilance’ from ‘Attention’

S. Korea Raises Typhoon Alert Level to ‘Vigilance’ from ‘Attention’

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The interior and safety ministry on Saturday elevated the weather alert level to “vigilance” from “attention” as Typhoon Tapah tracking northward is expected to affect parts of the country’s southern region over the weekend. Interior Minister Chin Young presided over a meeting of related ministries and provincial governments to [...]

Seoul’s Ultrafine Particles Caused by Deteriorating Weather Conditions, Institute says

Seoul’s Ultrafine Particles Caused by Deteriorating Weather Conditions, Institute says

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A research arm of the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that the recent high concentrations of ultrafine particles in the capital area have been caused by deteriorating weather conditions, including stagnant air. The Seoul Research Institute of Public Health and Environment said pollutants blowing in from abroad have combined [...]

Seoul Logs Second-Highest Summer Temperature on Record

Seoul Logs Second-Highest Summer Temperature on Record

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Sweltering heat pushed Seoul’s temperature to the second-highest level on record on Tuesday, with the mercury forecast to rise further, weather authorities said. South Korea’s capital city recorded a temperature of 38.3 degrees Celsius at 3:19 p.m., the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said. It marks the second highest temperature [...]

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

Streaming Music Service Users Look to Music Recommendations on Rainy Days

SEOUL, Jul. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey by KaKao, the operator of the nation’s largest music streaming service, Melon, found that subscribers to the service used the “music recommendation function” 28 percent more often on rainy days than on sunny ones. The recommendations are based on the weather conditions of the day. Especially [...]

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

S. Korea to Provide Numerical Weather Prediction Expertise to China

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Monday that it will hand over its numerical weather prediction (NWP) technology that it developed for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics to China, the host of the 2022 Winter Games. “To that end, a Korea-China NWP model cooperation workshop will be held at [...]