Typhoon Kong-rey brought wind and rain to South Korea late on Friday. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday the center of Typhoon Kong-rey was located at latitude 33.8°N and longitude 127.7°W which put it near Jeju (Cheju) Island and about 150 miles (240 km) southwest of Pusan, South Korea. Kong-rey was moving toward the north-northeast at 20 m.p.h. (32 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 75 m.p.h. (120 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 90 m.p.h. (145 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 970 mb.
Rainbands on the northern side of the circulation of Typhoon Kong-rey were already dropping heavy rain over parts of South Korea. The core of Kong-rey was bringing winds to typhoon force and heavy rain to Jeju (Cheju) Island. Typhoon Kong-rey was moving quickly toward the north-northeast. On its anticipated track the center of Typhoon Kong-rey will pass near Pusan, South Korea in a few hours. The typhoon will bring gusty winds and drop locally heavy rain when it passes over southeastern South Korea. Kong-rey will weaken when it moves over the cooler water in the Sea of Japan. Kong-rey could be near Hokkaido in about 24 hours. It will be a tropical storm at that time, but it could still drop locally heavy rain.