Rain, along with thunder and strong winds, fell as clouds gathered above the Ganghwado area northwest of Seoul.
The capital’s skies dimmed to a dull grey as clouds shrouded the atmosphere at noon.
Seoul saw some 43 millimeters of rainfall as of 2 p.m. Wednesday. Incheon saw 26.5 millimeters, while Paju and Dongducheon witnessed 50. 2 millimeters and 36.5 millimeters of rain, respectively. Some 27.4 millimeters of rain fell in Suwon.
Some 81.4 percent of Seoul’s Wednesday rainfall came between noon and 1 p.m.
The rainfall has abated the heat and washed away a large portion of the fine dust that hung in the air until Tuesday.
Continued and sporadic rainfall is forecast until Friday.
By Rumy Doo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photos by Yonhap