2020-08-12 (WEDNESDAY) | Jeju Olle Trail Daily Update

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

Stormy seas…” along Route 5 in Namwon, Seogwipo. Uploaded by News1 on August 10


Weather Summary


Overall it will always be HOT AND HUMID on the trail in August. It is not the best time or enjoyable time for walking. Please consider postponing until September.


A lot of rain in the Jeju mountain area…”Beware of safety accidents for hikers and campers”

According to the Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration, Jeju is generally cloudy, and it will rain until late afternoon, mainly in mountainous, southern, and eastern regions.

In particular, there are places in the mountains where there will be a strong and heavy rain accompanied by gusts, thunder, and lightning.

Precipitation is 10 to 60 mm by 9 pm.

The Meteorological Administration said, “Temporarily strong rain may cause a sudden increase in valley or river water for a short time, so campers and Hallasan climbers should pay special attention to safety accidents.”

The maximum temperature during the day will be 29-33 degrees, similar to the day before (28-34 degrees).

There will be fog on land and sea.

The Meteorological Administration announced that there may be places with a short visibility distance of less than 1 km, centering on rainy areas.

It has been raining for several days, but the heat has not been able to cool-off.

Even last night, a tropical night occurred in Jeju.

The Meteorological Administration said that the minimum temperature for each area was 28.2 degrees in Jeju (northern), 26.1 degrees in Seogwipo (southern), 27.2 degrees in Gosan (western part), and 26.1 degrees in Seongsan (eastern part). Therefore tropical nights appeared all over Jeju.

In Jeju, a tropical night first occurred between the 27th and 28th of last month, and has continued for 16 consecutive days.

Source: https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20200812011700056?section=news


Sunrise and Sunset

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Fine Dust (07:00 KST)

PM 2.5GOOD
PM 10GOOD

UV Level

HIGH (early morning)HIGH (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


Udo ferry with 250 people aboard and sea-fishing boat crash

Update: Very short clip of fishing boat in water after collision via KBS: http://mn.kbs.co.kr/news/view.do?ncd=4514946

Offshore of Udo, Jeju, there was an accident where a cruise ship with 250 people on board and a fishing boat collided.

According to the Seogwipo Maritime Police Station, on the 11th at 3:25 pm, the 293-ton class ferry A departing from Haumok-dong Port in Udo, 2km north of Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, and the 9.77-ton class coastal hybrid fishing vessel B, based in Seongsan, collided.

At the time of the crash, 6 crew and 248 passengers were on board the ferry, and 7 crew were on board the fishing boat. Immediately after receiving the report, the Coast Guard dispatched a guard ship, rescue team, and coastal rescue boat. 

Boat A arrived at Seongsan Port on its own at 3:39 pm. As a result of on-site confirmation, there was no human injury or hull damage.

Fishing boat B was in a situation where it was impossible to stop the engine due to the sinking of the engine room entrance, so rescue services moved the crew to the coastal rescue boat and then towed the fishing boat to Seongsan Port.

The Coast Guard is investigating the exact cause of the accident against the captain of the ship and fishing boat.

Source: http://www.jejusori.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=318863