Downpour Observed in DPRK

Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- Downpour has hit the whole areas of the DPRK, especially Pyongyang City, North and South Phyongan provinces and Jagang Province.

According to data available, 279 millimeters of heavy rain were registered in Kusong City, 273 mm in Unsan County, 223 mm in Kujang County, 218 mm in Chonma County and 213 mm in Hyangsan County of North Phyongan Province and 265 mm in Maengsan County and 214 mm in Nyongwon County of South Phyongan Province between 14:00 of Sunday and 16:00 of Monday.

Among the areas with record of more than 150 mm of rainfall are Ryongchon and Yomju counties (199 mm), Thaechon County (184 mm), Phihyon County (177 mm), Nyongbyon County (177 mm) and Sonchon County (161 mm) of North Phyongan Province, Tongsin County (190 mm), Huichon City (189 mm) and Songwon County (161 mm) of Jagang Province and Tokchon City of South Phyongan Province (171 mm).

More than 50 millimeters of rainfall per hour were observed in Central District, Pothonggang District and Sadong District of Pyongyang City, Ryongchon, Yomju, Nyongbyon, Unsan and Kujang counties and Kusong City of North Phyongan Province and Kaechon City and Nyongwon County of South Phyongan Province.

The ongoing rainfall will reportedly continue until tonight. -0-

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