About 100 flights were canceled on the South Korean island due to the strong winds
SEOUL, April 18 (IANS) Nearly 100 flights were grounded on South Korea’s Jeju Island on Tuesday due to dangerous wind conditions.
Meteorological authorities have issued high wind and wind shear alerts, which indicate sudden changes in wind direction and speed, for the island, according to Yonhap News Agency.
As of 8.50 am, Jeju International Airport reported the cancellation of 97 domestic flights to and from the airport.
In addition, a flight from Singapore, which was scheduled to arrive in Jeju at 6.45 am, was diverted.
On Tuesday, the total number of flights is scheduled to reach 480.
Early in the morning, winds of 12.8 meters per second blew in the areas around the airport.
Winds are expected to range between 10.3 and 15.6 miles per second in the afternoon.
Strong winds also disrupted sea transportation, with 43 passenger ships canceled to and from Jeju.
“Since strong winds are expected to disrupt flight operations, travelers are advised to check flight status in advance,” said an official at Jeju Airport.