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 relax in the black sand” along Route 18. Uploaded by News1 on August 2
Overall it will be a HOT DAY on the trail. August is not the best time or enjoyable time for walking. Please consider postponing until September.
Jeju, it’s hot and rainy…The ninth straight tropical night continues
The Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration forecasts high temperatures and a humid south wind flowing along the edge of the North Pacific High Pressure, and the temperature will increase to more than 33 degrees during the day. It predicted that there will be rain showers in the center and raindrops falling in other areas.
Estimated precipitation in the mountains and south of Jeju is 5-40 mm.
The lowest temperature in the morning is expected to be 26 to 27 degrees, and the highest temperature during the day is expected to be 29 to 34 degrees.
Tropical nights continued for 9 consecutive days.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the lowest overnight temperature in Jeju (North) was 28.1 degrees, Seogwipo (South) 26.9 degrees, Seongsan (East) 26.1 degrees, and Gosan (Western) 27.2 degrees, respectively, from 6 p.m. on the previous day to 6 a.m. on this day.
Tropical night refers to a phenomenon in which the minimum temperature does not drop below 25 degrees from 6 p.m. on the previous day to 9 a.m. on the next day. If the temperature exceeds 25 degrees, it is difficult for a person to fall asleep easily and is used as an indicator of heat.
In Jeju, these nights began from the 27th to 28th of last month.
The number of tropical nights by area this summer is 10 days in Jeju, 7 days in Seogwipo, 7 days in Gosan, and 6 days in Seongsan.
Heat waves are in effect all over Jeju Island, except for the mountains.
An official from the Korea Meteorological Administration said, “The hot and humid winds will flow from the south and strong sunlight will be applied during the day, and the heat will continue.”
Sunrise – Sunset – Fine Dust – UV Levels
Sunrise: 05:50 | Sunset: 19:30
The PM 2.5 micro fine dust level is NORMAL to GOOD (07:00 KST)
The PM 10 fine dust level is NORMAL to GOOD (07:00 KST)
2020-08-05 NOTE: For the last few days there has been a noted air quality data difference between Jeju’s local fine dust station maps and national maps. This difference could be due to a volcanic eruption off the coast of Japan and the effect on Jeju.
The UV level is VERY HIGH (early morning) / NORMAL (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 –
Trying to catch… 14 anglers lost their lives in 3 years and 6 months
In summer, cases of safety accidents and frequent deaths continue as residents flock for fishing to the coastal rocks of the island.
According to the Jeju Regional Maritime Police Agency on the 4th, there were 97 cases of fishing accidents in the last 3-and-a-half years, including 28 cases in 2017, 32 cases in 2018, 27 cases in 2019, and 10 cases in this year.
The number of people who died while fishing was 14, including 2 in 2017, 1 in 2018, 8 in 2019, and 3 as of the end of June this year.
The reason why the angler’s death is not reduced is that there are constant accidents of slipping or being swept away by the tide of the sea on a rock or breakwater at the tetra rock used for harbor protection.
In order to prevent accidents on the rocks, safety gear such as life jackets must be worn, and tide and weather conditions must be checked in advance, but some anglers are ignoring them for catching.
The JRMPA warned that novice fishing or tourists who lack information on the sea of Jeju are at high risk of accidents, so they have to comply with the safety rules themselves.
In order to prevent subsequent safety accidents, the JRMPA produced a ‘Jeju Coastal Safety Map’ and distributed it to major tourist spots. The safety map includes a QR code that contained information on the danger zones and safety accidents on the coast of Jeju.