Heuksando

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Heuksando
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Heuksando
 • McCune–Reischauer Huksando
Korea-Heuksando Island-01.jpg
Country South Korea
Area
 • Total 19.7 km2 (7.6 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,133
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)

Heuksando is an island in the Yellow Sea located off 97.2 km from the southwest coast of Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. It covers an area of 19.7㎢ and consists of several peaks: Munamsan (문암산 400m), Gitdaebong (깃대봉 378m), Seonyubong (선유봉 300m), Sangrabong (상라봉 227m). It is within the administrative boundaries of Sinan County, Jeollanam-do, South Korea since 1969. The island's 19.7 km² are home to about 3,133 people.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Heuksando (1981–2010, extremes 1997–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
16.6
(61.9)
23.3
(73.9)
25.7
(78.3)
28.6
(83.5)
30.1
(86.2)
32.7
(90.9)
33.9
(93)
31.1
(88)
26.3
(79.3)
22.3
(72.1)
17.4
(63.3)
33.9
(93)
Average high °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
6.3
(43.3)
9.4
(48.9)
14.2
(57.6)
18.6
(65.5)
22.4
(72.3)
25.5
(77.9)
27.6
(81.7)
24.0
(75.2)
19.3
(66.7)
13.7
(56.7)
8.1
(46.6)
16.2
(61.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
3.8
(38.8)
6.2
(43.2)
10.5
(50.9)
14.9
(58.8)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
24.5
(76.1)
21.4
(70.5)
16.9
(62.4)
11.3
(52.3)
5.9
(42.6)
13.3
(55.9)
Average low °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
1.8
(35.2)
3.8
(38.8)
7.8
(46)
12.0
(53.6)
16.4
(61.5)
20.4
(68.7)
22.3
(72.1)
19.6
(67.3)
15.2
(59.4)
9.4
(48.9)
3.9
(39)
11.2
(52.2)
Record low °C (°F) −8.7
(16.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
−3.9
(25)
0.6
(33.1)
6.3
(43.3)
11.1
(52)
15.6
(60.1)
17.5
(63.5)
14.8
(58.6)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
−4.8
(23.4)
−8.7
(16.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.1
(0.87)
33.2
(1.307)
48.8
(1.921)
81.2
(3.197)
102.4
(4.031)
174.7
(6.878)
226.0
(8.898)
197.1
(7.76)
117.5
(4.626)
45.4
(1.787)
35.0
(1.378)
23.9
(0.941)
1,107.3
(43.594)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.1 7.1 8.6 9.1 9.0 10.4 13.3 12.0 9.9 6.4 7.5 9.6 112
Average snowy days 9.2 4.8 2.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 6.6 23.4
Average relative humidity (%) 68.7 70.6 72.7 76.5 80.9 86.7 92.0 88.2 82.6 73.1 68.8 67.5 77.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.3 138.5 186.5 201.4 191.2 154.2 114.7 188.1 180.3 203.8 148.5 108.0 1,911.7
Percent possible sunshine 30.7 44.9 50.3 51.4 44.1 35.6 26.0 45.2 48.4 58.1 47.7 35.2 42.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[5]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 흑산도 黑山島 (in Korean). Doosan Encyber. Retrieved 2008-05-05. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "평년값자료 (1981–2010) 흑산도 (169)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 흑산도 (169)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 흑산도 (169)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 125°25′12″E / 34.6707°N 125.42°E / 34.6707; 125.42