Stifling heat continues to dominate Gwangju and Jeollanamdo on Tuesday with heat wave alerts remaining in effect for the 22nd day which is the longest lasting period for heat wave alerts ever recorded.
According to the Gwangju Regional Meteorological Administration on Monday, the daytime highs reached 36.5 degrees Celsius in Gwangju, 36.7 degrees in Naju and 36.3 degrees in Hampyeong.
As the scorching heat continues, related damages are also increasing.
Reportedly, 2 people died after suffering from heat related illnesses in the region while some 249 people experienced heat related symptoms.
As of Monday, a total of 507,000 heads of livestock including chickens, ducks and pigs have so far perished at 296 farms in the region.
The weather agency forecast the region may experience hotter conditions with the daytime highs reaching high 30s due to strong sun rays accompanied by a heated eastern wind.
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