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Typhoon Francisco Forecast to Pass Through Korean Peninsula

(image: Yonhap)

(image: Yonhap)

SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Typhoon Francisco, the season’s eighth typhoon, is forecast to pass through the Korean Peninsula after landing on the country’s south coast on Tuesday night.

The typhoon was moving northwest at a speed of 32 kilometers per hour from about 1,120 km east-southeast of Kagoshima, Japan, as of 3 p.m., the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Sunday.

Francisco was classified as “small” with a central pressure of 990 hectopascals (hPa). The maximum sustained wind speed near its center was 86 kph, or 24 meters per second.

The tropical storm is expected to be about 380 km east-northeast of Kagoshima at 3 p.m. Monday, about 170 km south-southeast of Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

After landing on the southern coast at night, it is then forecast to move north and be about 70 km north-northwest of Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The storm is later expected to veer to the northeast before exiting the peninsula toward the East Sea on Wednesday evening, according to weather officials.

But they said Francisco could be somewhat weakened by relatively lower water temperatures in the ocean and friction from land areas in Japan and South Korea.


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