2020-07-31 (FRIDAY) | Jeju Olle Trail Daily Update

There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September


Today’s Olle Image

“At the beach once more…” along Route 17 at Iho Beach. Posted by Newsis on July 29.


Weather Summary

We have a further high of 33°C and sunshine. A light to gentle wind (3-4 m/s) is going to blow north.

Overall it will be another HOT day on the trail. Walkers need to be once again prepared for summer walking now – a hat, sunglasses, something to cover the neck, long sleeves for the arms, sun cream, and frozen drinks.


Sunrise: 05:46 // Sunset: 19:35

The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is GOOD (07:00 KST)

The PM 10 fine dust level is GOOD (07:00 KST)

The UV level is VERY HIGH (early morning) / NORMAL (morning) / BAD (afternoon)


Please refer to the Jeju Environment Protection Research Center (http://air.jeju.go.kr/index.htm)

Air Korea (https://bit.ly/2taWZp5) has excellent maps showing the real-time influence of fine dust.

Ultraviolet index for South Korea and Jeju Island can be checked here.


Jeju Island News


Translated with Google Translate and edited for unclear meanings


Tropical night phenomenon in northern Jeju Island for four days

The heat wave is booming in the northern region of Jeju Island for four consecutive days.

According to the Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration on the 31st, the lowest temperature in Jeju was 25.1 degrees from the afternoon of the 30th to the morning of the 31st.

The tropical night phenomenon refers to a phenomenon in which the minimum temperature is maintained above 25 degrees from 6 pm on the previous day to 9 am on the following day.

The lowest temperatures in the Gosan (west) and Seogwipo (south) regions were 25.1 degrees and 25.5 degrees, respectively.

The Korea Meteorological Administration explained that the temperature rised during the day did not drop easily, and the phenomenon of tropical nights appeared mainly in the northern regions such as Jeju due to the high temperature and humidity of the south winds during the night.

Heat is expected even during the day. It was predicted that the highest temperature during the day would rise by 30 to 33 degrees, centered on the north side of Hallasan, and the sensory temperature would approach 34 degrees.

Earlier, the Korea Meteorological Administration announced the first heat wave warning this year in the western and northeastern regions of Jeju Island.

The heat wave warning is when the maximum temperature experienced per day is above 33 degrees and is expected to last more than 2 days.

An official from the Korea Meteorological Administration advised, “The daytime temperature may rise by more than 30 degrees, and the heat wave may expand.”

Source: https://newsis.com/view/?id=NISX20200731_0001114043&cID=10813&pID=10800


Jeju Haenyeo (woman divers), recognized by UNESCO, has a population cliff of about 70 and half2020 statistics

The aging of Jeju Haenyeo was found to be serious. Jeju Haenyeo, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage in December 2016, continues to cause concern.  

Jeju Island said on the 16th, “The number of female divers in Jeju was 3820 as of last year, down 2% (78 persons) from 3898 in the previous year (2018).” Jeju haenyeo, which stood at 14,000 in the 1970s, decreased to 7800 in the 1980s. In 2017, the number of 4,000 people collapsed to 3,985, and the trend decreased every year.

The bigger problem is the aging of Jeju Haenyeo. More than half of the haenyeo are over 70 years old. As of last year, the number of Jeju haenyeo in their 70s or older was 2235 out of 3,820, accounting for 58.5% of the total. The younger the age, the fewer the numbers. Then, 30.7% (1174) aged 60-69, 8.4% (322) aged 50-59, 1.5% (56) aged 40-49, and 0.7% (27) aged 30-39. Only 6 women (0.2%) are under the age of 30. The oldest registered haenyeo is 98 from the Marado Fishing Village, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, born in 1923. The youngest female diver was born in 1996 is 24, in Ilhwa 2-ri, Daejeong-eup, who had three years of experience.

It is understood that the number of female divers decreases rapidly because the aging rate is increasing faster than the increase in new female divers. This is because they are retired or stop working when they are older and have limited physical activity. Jeju Island has been receiving retirees since the last year to abandon haenyeo fishing through fishing villages to prevent accidents among older haenyeo. As of last year, 137 haenyeo retired. They then get paid 300,000 won a month for three years.

As of last year, Jeju haenyeo had 162 fewer women than in 2018, while 84 new women have filled new positions. In conclusion, 78 people were reduced. In addition, the number of new haenyeo women of 84 also includes 34 incumbent women who quit their jobs and then went back to haenyeo. Therefore, there are only 50 new ladies who have joined the village fishing. In the fishing village, emphasis is placed on haenyeo’s career, etc., and new subscribers have to participate in the operation for many years to be recognized as a ‘fishery village haenyeo’.

Given this situation, Jeju Island and Jeju Haenyeo are establishing Haenyeo School and are trying to cultivate new Haenyeo. Although the total number of women in Jeju is decreasing, it is encouraging that the number of young women is increasing every year. The number of Jeju haenyeo in their 30s, representing a young haenyeo, was only 7 in 2013, but it is increasing every year with 14 in 2016, 18 in 2017, 25 in 2018, and 27 in last year.

The history of Jeju Haenyeo dates back to the Three Kingdoms period. Words related to haenyeo at that time appeared in 「The Three Kingdoms Journal」 and 「Korea History」. In the Joseon Dynasty, Jeju haenyeo were specifically expressed in “Jeju-style earthenware”. Most of the haenyeo are farming. In time, we go out to the sea to do things, and depending on the region, we do farming, including vegetables such as carrots and radish, as well as fruits such as citrus fruits. As the tide must be correct and affected by weather conditions, the material should only be used for 10-15 days a month. In June~September, the material is not made to be the spawning period of the conch.

Source: https://news.joins.com/article/23707633

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