There are no guided walks or trail cleaning events until September. This is due to hot and uncomfortable weather on the island.
Today’s Olle Image
“A countryside road” along Route 11. Posted to our academy group by Lee Seong-gwan and snapped on July 30.
Overall it will be a HOT DAY on the trail. It is not the best time or enjoyable time for walking. Please consider postponing until September.
The Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration predicted that high temperature and humid south winds would flow into Jeju and that daytime temperatures would increase to 30 to 33 degrees Celsius (felt air temperature 31 to 34 degrees Celsius).
Heatwave warnings have been issued in areas other than Jeju Mountain and Chuja Island.
From the night before to 6:00 a.m., the lowest temperature in the province maintained high night temperatures of 27.1 degrees in Jeju, 26.3 degrees in Gosan, 26.1 degrees in Seongsan, and 26.4 degrees in Seogwipo.
If the temperature does not drop below 25 degrees by 9:00 this morning, it is recorded as a tropical night phenomenon.
The Korea Meteorological Administration also predicted that there would be showers in the mountains and southeastern regions during the daytime.
The expected precipitation is 5-40 mm.
In the far south of Jeju Island, the wind will blow at a speed of 10-15m per second and the wave will rise at a height of 2-4m.
A wind and rain warning was issued on the southern coast of Jeju Island.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said that there is a possibility that the wind will gradually blow and the waves will rise and the wind wave will take effect this night, even off the coast of Jeju Island and west of the South Sea.
Sunrise – Sunset – Fine Dust – UV Levels
Sunrise: 05:48 | Sunset: 19:32
The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is BAD to NORMAL (07:00 KST)
The PM 10 fine dust level is NORMAL (07:00 KST)
2020-08-04 NOTE: Data from Jeju’s fine dust monitoring stations show different levels compared to the national map. Check the links.
The UV level is VERY HIGH (early morning) / BAD (morning) / VERY HIGH (afternoon)
Please refer to the Jeju Environment Protection Research Center for the local fine dust situation (http://air.jeju.go.kr/index.htm)
Air Korea (https://bit.ly/2taWZp5) has excellent maps showing the real-time influence of fine dust across the whole country.
Ultraviolet index for South Korea and Jeju Island can be checked here.
Jeju Island News
– Translated with Google Translate and edited for unclear meanings –
Weekend Korean tourists numbers on Jeju surpass last year… “First since Corona 19”
According to the Jeju Island Tourism Association on the 3rd, a total of 139,544 tourists visited Jeju for 3 days on the weekend from July 31st to August 2nd.
That is up to 93% of the 153,000 tourists who visited Jeju during the same period last year.
However, it surpassed last year’s level in terms of the number of Korean tourists.
The number of Korean tourists who visited Jeju in the past three days was 138,652 – an extra 4,364 more tourists than last year.
It was 103.5% of last year, and in terms of the number of Korean tourists, it actually restored the level before Corona19.
This is the first time that Korean tourists have crossed the level of the previous year since the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
In comparison, the number of foreign tourists has decreased significantly.
The number of foreign tourists who visited Jeju in the past three days was 892, accounting for only 4.1% of 21,368 foreign tourists who visited Jeju in the same period last year.
This is because foreign tourists’ footsteps have been cut off as the Corona 19 incident stopped the Jeju international visa (no visa) for six months.
As the spread of Corona 19 around the world has not diminished, foreign tourists have become unable to travel, and the demand for foreign tourists, which has decreased in summer, is filling in.
The luxury hotels in Jeju cannot receive more guests.
Currently, reservation rates are mostly 80% regardless of weekdays and weekends, but the rate is adjusted to 80% in consideration of prevention and safety.
The rest of the regular hotel reservations are also recovering little by little.
An official from a 3-star hotel said, “It wasn’t until recently that the reservation rate in August was less than 30%, but reservations have been gradually coming in from last week.”.