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The summer of 2020 is expected to be hotter than previous years with more heat waves and tropical nights.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration Friday, the average temperature between June and August is projected to be up to 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than past summers.
The average temperature last year was 24.1 degrees Celsius, with the accumulated annual average from previous years hitting 23.6.
The number of expected days under heat waves, when daytime highs surpass 33 degrees Celsius, will likely be 20 to 25, twice that of last year.
The number of tropical nights, when lows exceed 25 degrees Celsius overnight, is forecast to be between 12 to 17, compared to 10.5 days in 2019.
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