Apparently, this god-forsaking heat is only going to get worse this weekend, according to the Korea Herald, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees in the South.
The entire country is forecast to sizzle throughout the weekend, the state weather agency said Friday, issuing heat wave alerts in most parts of the country including Seoul.
The temperatures will peak at over 35 degrees Celsius in the southern parts of the country and 32 degrees in Seoul, causing the tropical night phenomenon throughout the nation, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration.
The unusual heat in this temperate climate country has caused the deaths of five people in this month alone, including an 80-something-year-old man who lost consciousness and died after spending lengthy hours outdoors.
More than 230 people have been treated due to symptoms related to the scorching heat and 30 percent of them were aged 60 or higher, according to the Welfare Ministry.
Sporadic showers are predicted to fall in some regions, but won’t be enough to cool down the heat, the KMA said, asking people to refrain from doing outdoor activities.
High temperatures throughout the country are anticipated to continue throughout the weekend until rain hits the central region early next week, the weather agency added.