The continuing heat wave once again broke records after temperatures reached a low of 30.3 degrees Celsius between 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, the hottest in 111 years.
Wednesday’s temperatures in Seoul reached 39.6 C at one point, becoming the hottest day in history.
The Korea Meteorological Administration has issued heat warnings for most parts of the country, advising people against outdoor activities such as hiking during the day.
Farmers have also been warned to provide shade and ventilation to keep animals cool.
By Yim Hyun-su (firstname.lastname@example.org)