close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

Domestic flights were cancelled in South Korea Sunday as Typhoon Chan-hom brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southwestern provinces.


Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

Seoul: Domestic flights were cancelled in South Korea Sunday as Typhoon Chan-hom brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southwestern provinces.

The storm grounded 60 domestic flights linking Seoul with the southwestern coastal city of Yeosu and the southern resort island of Jeju, airport authorities said. International flights were not affected. 

A strong wind alert has been issued along South Korea`s southern and western coastal areas, which received up to 197 millimetres (7.7 inches) of rain as of 11:00 am (0200 GMT).

Weather authorities said the typhoon would be downgraded to a tropical storm when it reaches North Korea`s Hwanghae province on Monday morning.

Typhoon Chan-hom swiped eastern China on Saturday, paralysing transport links and devastating farmland as authorities evacuated more than a million people, the Chinese government and state media said.

Five people in the Philippines were killed earlier in the week and more than 20 people injured in Japan on Friday.

Taiwan was also affected by the storm, closing its stock market and shutting schools and offices Friday as heavy rainfall and fierce winds battered the north.

A number of flights in and out of Japan`s Okinawa island chain and northern Taiwan were cancelled.

The US government`s Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast that after hitting China, Chan-hom would head towards the Korean peninsula, bringing "gale-force" winds to the west coast of South Korea.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi