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Typhoon Neoguri closes schools and Hallasan National ParkBlackouts and flights also cancelled as first typhoon of the summer hits Jeju Island
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▲ Beaches and Hallasan National Park have been closed following the arrival of Typhoon Neoguri. Photo by Jihyuk


Jeju Island is under the direct influence of the eighth typhoon of the season, "Neoguri," the first to reach the island this year. From the early hours of Wednesday morning, July 9, strong winds and heavy rain have been experienced. This is the latest according to a press release from the Jeju provincial government at 1 p.m.

Typhoon news

  • Wind warnings were issued at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, and a typhoon warning followed on Wednesday at 3 a.m. at Jeju International Airport. Many scheduled flights were canceled as a result.
  • Access to Hallasan National Park and public beaches is forbidden until further notice. The Jeju Olle Foundation has also warned travelers to refrain from walking along their routes.
  • According to Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education, eight schools in the Seogwipo area have closed and 92 schools have adjusted their hours for student safety.
  • There have been two blackouts, in Gangjeong-dong, Seogwipo and Geumak-ri, Hallim-eup, respectively. More than 3,000 households had been affected by Wednesday morning.

▲ Beaches and Hallasan National Park have been closed following the arrival of Typhoon Neoguri. Photo by Jihyuk

Weather update

Heavy rain has been experienced across the island with higher altitudes receiving 305 m.m. (Witseoreum) while Jeju City has received 50.1 m.m. slightly more than the 49 m.m. received in Seogwipo City. Seongsan has received the least rain at 34.9 m.m.

Wind speeds have been recorded as high as 33.8 m/s at Gapado Island, with 32.7 m/s recorded at Witseoreum, These top the weather kite which recorded 25.7 m/s and winds are as high as 22.7 m/s at Jeju City and 19.5 m/s at Jeju City.

Neoguri was upgraded to a "Super Typhoon" on July 7 but has since been downgraded to a Category 2 typhoon. It is will be closest to Jeju at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday and is heading in a north-easterly direction toward Japan's main islands. It is expected to weaken to a Category 1 typhoon as it reaches Japan's major cities.

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