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DPRK Hit by Heavy Rains

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- Many areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have been hit by heavy rains caused by a subtropical anticyclone over the northwest Pacific and a low atmospheric pressure over the central part of the West Sea of Korea.

According to information available from 12 a.m. of July 16 to 9 a.m. of July 19, the precipitation was 332mm in Jangphung, 287mm in Kaesong, 274mm in Phangyo, 252mm in Kaephung, 251mm in Sepho, 243mm in Nyongbyon, 239mm in Sinphyong, 236mm in Pukchang, 227mm in Koksan, 226mm in Maengsan, 204mm in Ichon and 201mm in Nyongwon.

More than 100 millimeters of rain poured on some 70 areas of Pyongyang, Nampho City, North and South Phyongan, North and South Hwanghae, Kangwon, Jagang and South Hamgyong Provinces.

50-70 millimeters of rainfall were observed in Kophung County of Jagang Province between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. of July 17, Nampho between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. of July 18 and Phyongwon, Sukchon, Sunchon, Kaechon and Jungsan of South Phyongan Province and Unchon and Songhwa of South Hwanghae Province from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. of July 18.

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