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already hot this summer, and a lot of people are worried. The National Weather Service has predicted that this summer will be hotter than usual. Especially in July~August, it is expected that a lot of rain will fall in the southern part of the country due to the influence of El Niño.

I'm a reporter on the sidewalk.

India to Southeast Asia to southern China.

South Asia has been in a scorching heat for over a month now, literally.

Southern China also issued its earliest heat warning in 7 years, with temperatures exceeding 8 degrees for two consecutive days last week.

[Shanghainese, China: I feel like I'm getting hotter faster than last year, this year I'm sweating as soon as I step outside, and it's already like summer.]

This heat wave on the South Asian side can also raise temperatures in the country.

Currently, the sea temperature near the Philippines is higher than normal, and when the water temperature rises, it creates an updraft like boiling water.

This rising air sinks in the vicinity of Korea, creating high pressure through downdrafts, which leads to hot and humid weather.

The Korea Meteorological Agency predicts that the temperature in Korea in June, July, and August will be similar to or higher than normal.

However, the number of heat wave days is about 35.17 days, which is the level of a normal year, and it is analyzed that there will not be an extreme heat wave like in 6, which lasted for more than 7 days.

In July, due to the effects of El Niño, it was predicted that there would be a lot of rain, especially in the southern part of the country.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) estimates a 8% chance of an El Niño event that will cause an increase in sea temperature in the eastern Pacific Ocean by July, and if El Niño develops, it will often create southerly winds that carry hot water vapor in Korea, which could bring heavy rain.

[Cho Kyung-sook/Head of Climate Prediction Division, Korea Meteorological Agency: Due to the influence of El Niño, there is a possibility of torrential rains mainly in the southern regions from mid-July to mid-August....]

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that extreme heat waves and heavy rains are becoming more frequent due to climate change, and urged thorough preparation.

(Video Editing: Choi Hye-young, CG: Lim Chan-hyuk)