SEOUL, Sept. 14 (BNA) The Meteorological Agency said Tuesday that Typhoon Chantho is dumping heavy rain and bringing strong winds to the southern island of Jeju, causing safety concerns and disrupting transportation.
The 14th season typhoon, packing winds of up to 39 meters per second, passed 210 kilometers east of Shanghai, China, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, and is expected to be closest to the island on Friday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. According to the Korean Meteorological Administration. To the South Korean News Agency (Yonhap).
The cyclone is expected to affect the island throughout the week, emptying water of more than 300 mm per hour in some parts of the island.
Rain and strong wind alerts are in effect for the island and a storm warning has been issued for nearby waters.
Bad weather conditions disrupt air and sea transportation connecting the island and other areas.
According to the Jeju Center of the Korea Maritime Transport Safety Authority, only six out of 11 ferries will operate on four routes during the day, and some flights could be canceled due to high winds. More disruptions could come as the hurricane approaches.
100-200 mm of rain is expected through Wednesday for Jeju, with more than 300 mm of rain expected in some areas.