South Korea swelters in heat wave reaching hottest on record

2 August 2018

South Korea on Wednesday sweltered under a heat wave with a record-breaking temperature in Seoul. Residents in Seoul were seen carrying fans and dipping their feet in streams to get some respite from the sun. South Korea's Meteorological Agency said the capital recorded the highest ever temperature of 39.6 degrees Celsius. In northern Seoul, instruments on top of a building picked up temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile in northeast of Seoul, the city logged the country's official highest-ever temperature of 41 degrees Celsius. The weather agency added that the heat will last for a while due to a high atmospheric pressure around the country.