As many are still on vacation or heading to the sea side in the prolonged heatwave ~ extra caution should be taken. Not only should you be extra vigilant at the beach or any open water but remember to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
If you are heading or already at the beach, the Eastern and Southern coastal areas are being put under high sea water temperature alerts.
As of 3:00pm last Wednesday, the National Institute of Fisheries Science issued high sea water temperature advisories on East coast regions of the Korean Peninsula from Pohang to Ulsan and Busan to Tongyeong.
With the new advisories issued, the alerts expanded to all over the East and South coastal regions while high sea water temperature advisories remain in effect for more than a week in West coast areas from Haenam to Yeonggwang and Choongnam’s Cheonsoo Bay.
According to the institute, sea water temperatures in East coastal area sit at around 27 to 28.5 degrees Celsius while the mercury rose up to 28.5 to 29 degrees in South Sea and Jeju areas and 27.5 to 28.5 degrees in West Sea area.
Also beware of red tide warnings and if you are in fresh water the government has started releasing green tide warnings too.
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