All-time record heat sweeps the Northern Hemisphere, this time it’s the Koreas

Written by on August 2, 2018 in Asia, Rest of World with 0 Comments

It’s been nothing short of a remarkable summer for heat globally with all-time records being set across parts of North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The latest area is the Korean Peninsula.

Credit: weather.com

With a high of 40.7C in Hongcheon, South Korea sets a new all-time national heat record surpassing the previous record was 40.0C (104.0 F), set on Aug 1, 1942, in Daegu, according to the Korean Meteorological Administration.

From weather.com

According to the Yonhap News Agency (YNA), it was only the second time South Korea had registered a high of at least 40 degrees Celsius in records dating to 1907.

Both capital cities on the Korean Peninsula each appeared to set their new all-time records.

South Korea’s capital and largest city, Seoul, soared to 39.6 degrees Celsius Wednesday, topping their previous record of 38.4 degrees Celsius from July 24, 1994, the YNA reported.

Pyongyang, North Korea, also appeared to have set an all-time record, reaching 37.8 degrees Celsius – 100 degrees Fahrenheit – Wednesday, according to weather records expert Maximiliano Herrera.

Credit: CNN Weather

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