According to the weather agency, Wednesday was the hottest day in the capital city in 111 years with the day-time high recorded at 39.6 C.
As the summer holiday season reaches its peak, many holidaymakers have hit the road, heading for coastlines to escape from the blistering heat wave.
Busan’s Haeundae Beach was especially packed with local vacationers and tourists enjoying water activities.
The southern port city of Busan reached a daytime high of 35 C on Sunday.
Photos by Yonhap
Written by Catherine Chung