According to the Jeju Regional Meteorological Administration on July 25, highs of between 30C and 31C are expected for Jeju, influenced by a North Pacific anticyclone.
The island has been experiencing tropical nights since July 21. A “tropical night” is defined as a day in which the lowest temperature is above 25C.
The discomfort index was 83 and the ultraviolet Index pointed to 9 on July 24 in Jeju City, which stands for “very uncomfortable.”
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration weather forecast, tropical nights here will extend until Aug. 2, with highs between 31C and 32C and lows between 25C and 26C.
The Korea Association of Health Promotion recommended that elderly people refrain from going outside during the daytime. It also said office workers should open their windows hourly to let fresh air in while turning off the air-conditioner.
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