AEMET issues alert for strong winds for the start of the week

Strong winds with gusts up to 70 km/h possible from midday Monday.

Sunday 7th February 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The state meteorological agency AEMET has issued a couple of risk warnings for Monday and Tuesday. The first is for the potential for high winds valid from midday Monday 8th February and likely to last through to midnight on the same day. In addition, there is a risk of heavy seas during the evening of Tuesday 9th February and into the following day. The high winds are likely to return on Wednesday 10th February, perhaps with stronger gusts than Monday.

Monday 8th February 2021
12:00-23:59 – YELLOW RISK for strong winds blowing from the west with a 40%-70% probability that gusts could reach up to 70 km/h in some places.

Tuesday 9th February 2021
19:00-23:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for heavy seas and waves up to 3 metres in height pushed by Force 7 south-westerly winds.

Wednesday 10th February 2021
00:00-14:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for strong winds blowing from the west with a 40%-70% possibility that gusts could reach up to 80 km/h in some places.

00:00-14:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for heavy seas and waves up to 3 metres in height pushed by Force 7 westerly / south-westerly winds.

Be prepared!

Home-owners are recommended to take a walk outside their property and take a look at the roof for missing tiles, etc., and secure outdoor furniture such as bins, barbecues, ladders, chairs, tables, etc. to prevent them from being blown into roads or through windows.

If you need to leave the house, allow extra time for travelling, don’t speed and be aware of side winds and any dangers that might be posed by debris blowing into the road. Be extra vigilant on exposed routes such as bridges and roads at higher elevations.

Information Source
AEMET – Avisos Meteorológicos


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