Typhoon Maysak Makes Landfall in South Korea, Could Be Followed By Typhoon Haishen Next Week

Typhoon Maysak has made landfall in South Korea and could be followed by another typhoon strike just days later. 

Maysak made landfall on the southern coast of South Korea early Thursday, local time.

Winds have gusted over 80 mph in Busan, which is South Korea’s second-largest city. 

Damaging winds are expected in much of the Korean Peninsula through Thursday as well as more unwanted, heavy rainfall. Parts of South Korea had a record-longmonsoon this summer, triggering disastrous flooding, according to the Korean Herald. 

The additional rainfall this week is likely to cause more flooding and mudslides as far north as northeast China. 

Maysak snapped trees, broke windows, and flooded roads on South Korea’s Jeju Island, according to the Associated Press. Winds gusted to nearly 70 mph at Jeju International Airport. 

The AP reported that at least 439 domestic flights were canceled in South Korea ahead of Maysak’s strike. Maysak has also impacted southern Japan, including parts of the Ryukyu Islands and Kyushu. 

Forecasts suggest Haishen could track near the Korean Peninsula early next week, just days after enduring a strike from Maysak.