Hot Dry Weather Defies Monsoon Forecasts

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Monsoon Season to Start Later Than Usual
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Monsoon Season to Start Later Than Usual

The summer's first monsoon rains will fall in Jeju on Saturday, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on Thursday.

This is four to five days later than normal. For the past 30 years, seasonal rainfall has started on the southern resort island on or around June 19-20.

"The seasonal rain front is blocked from moving north by the North Pacific anticyclone, which is expanding to the east and west due to cold air in the upper atmosphere over the Korean Peninsula", a KMA official said. "This will likely delay this year's rainy season in the southern and central regions as well".

Yoo Jae Suk Secretly Makes Generous Donations To Monsoon Victims
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Yoo Jae Suk Secretly Makes Generous Donations To Monsoon Victims

Yoo Jae Suk is one of the most generous people in the Korean entertainment industry. On July 21, a source from the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief, a non-governmental organization, released a statement that said, Yoo Jae Suk recently donated 50 million won (approximately $44,695) to victims who had lost their homes and properties due to the heavy rainfall in Korea on July 16 and 17.

The source also commented, He originally did not want anyone to find out about his generous donation, but the word got out in the process of our organization raising money to support the natural disaster victims. We are desperately trying to raise funds to help the victims, so we are very grateful to Yoo Jae Suk. Furthermore, Yoo Jae Suks agency, FNC Entertainment, also released a statement on July 21 stating that they, too, were completely unaware of his donations.