Friday, March 1, 2024

The Xunta has activated an orange alert for tomorrow along the entire Galician coast

The General Directorate of Emergency and Interior of the First Vice Presidency of the Xunta has just activated the orange alert for tomorrow due to coastal storms throughout the coast of Galicia.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), the bad meteorological phenomenon will be active from the early hours of tomorrow in the northwest and west of the coast of A Coruña and the Lugo Marina, which will last from noon to the southwest on the coast of A Coruña. and, in the afternoon, to the coast of the province of Pontevedra. Combined seas are expected from the northwest, with waves of up to 6 meters, reaching up to 7 meters between Ortegal and Bares.

Because of this and to ensure the safety of property and people, the General Directorate of Emergency and Interior, through the Integrated Emergency Attention Center 112 Galicia, reported the situation to the town councils of the affected provinces, provincial services, civil protection volunteer groups, and yacht clubs, among others.

Today the yellow alert is active for a coastal storm to the northwest and west of A Coruña and Lugo Marina, and sea conditions will worsen throughout Sunday. Therefore, today’s yellow level warning will leave strong 8 winds of 50 to 61 kilometers per hour between Fisterra and Sisargas, between Ortegal and Bares, and towards the sea. In addition, sometimes there may be a sea breeze of 74 kilometers per hour and a combined sea from the west, which will raise the waves to 5 meters and turn to the northwest.

The Xunta reminds us of the importance of keeping away from the coast, that is, docks, breakers, and promenades. Also, extra security measures should be taken when doing any activity at sea, and the ropes and connections of the boats should be checked.

It is better to consult the CIAE 112 website (www.112galicia.org), which has meteorological information and links of interest.

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