On the weekends of the 5th and 6th, the heat wave is 안전놀이터expected to continue with the highest daytime temperature nationwide reaching 37 degrees Celsius. It is a ‘humid heat wave’ with high humidity with showers all over the country. Saemangeum, Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, where the 2023 World Scout Jamboree campsite is located, also rises to 35 degrees Celsius during the weekend. Due to its proximity to the sea, the humidity rises to 60-70% during the day and up to 90% in the evening. The hot steaming heat is predicted, and the health of the participants is concerned.
According to the Meteorological Administration on the 4th, strong guerrilla showers will pour across the country as the heat continues until the 6th. On the 5th, the morning temperature nationwide will reach 23-28 degrees, and the highest daytime temperature will reach 32-37 degrees. It is expected that it will rain 5 to 60 mm in the Jeolla region and 5 to 40 mm in other regions.
From the night of the 2nd to the morning of the 3rd, in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, where the lowest temperature at night exceeded 30 degrees, on the night of the 3rd, the lowest temperature was 30.7 degrees Celsius for two days in a row. In addition, many areas such as Seoul (26.5 degrees), Cheongju (26.6 degrees), Mokpo (26.2 degrees), and Pohang (27.6 degrees) showed tropical nights. A tropical night refers to a night with a minimum temperature of 25 degrees or more between 6:00 pm the previous day and 9:00 am the next day, and a supertropical night is expressed when the temperature exceeds 30 degrees.
As the heat wave continues, the number of people suffering from heat-related illnesses is also increasing rapidly. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 4th, a total of 1,385 heat-related illnesses occurred from May 20 to the 2nd of this month. Of these, 18 died. Compared to the same period last year, the number of heat-related illnesses increased by 29% and the number of deaths tripled. In particular, seven people died a day on the 29th, the highest number of deaths per day since the heat-related disease surveillance system was activated in 2011.