First day of August brings hottest weather on record

서울 39도…111ë…„ 기상관측 사상 최악 폭얼 It’s the hottest day in Seoul since records began more than a hundred years ago. As of about an hour ago it was 39 degrees in the capital. And in the east of the country it’s topped 40 degrees… for a new national all-time high. Hard to believe, but as our Hong Yoo reports, it looks like the heatwave will get worse in the next few days. Today, Seoul recorded the highest temperature the city’s seen in its modern history — 39 degrees Celsius. People are hiding in the shade and fanning themselves, but there’s almost no escape. This extreme weather is expected to continue until Friday. Even at night it’ll just barely get below 30 degrees, which is what scientists call a “tropical night.” Right now, almost the entire countr

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