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The Rainy Season (장마)

Posted in Diary notes, seasons by 노강호 on June 15, 2010

The rainy season, known as the changma (장마) has arrived and will last most of June and July after which the hanyorum (한여름), the hottest period of summer with high humidity and temperatures reaching 38 degrees, will set in. The changma will produce 60% of Korea’s annual rainfall in less than 2 months. This period is typified by torrential rain which provides a momentary coolness before the humidity rises uncomfortably. Daegu is the hottest part of Korea during the summer.

Rainy season chaos

Start of Chang ma June 17 2008, Ch'eonan

Rainy season over the basketball courts. June 17, 2008 Ch'eonan

Start of the rainy season, Daegu, June 15th, 2010

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