Sunday 27th December 2020 | MIKE SMITH
The state meteorological agency AEMET has issued a number of risk warnings for the potential for high winds and heavy seas valid from 6.00pm Monday 28th December and likely to last throughout Tuesday 29th December.
Monday 28th December
18:00-23:59 – YELLOW RISK for high winds blowing from the west with a 40%-70% probability that gusts could reach up to 70km/h in some places.
Tuesday 29th December
00:00-23:59 – YELLOW RISK for high winds blowing from the north-west with a 40%-70% probability that gusts could reach up to 70km/h in some places.
00:00-11:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for heavy seas pushed by Force 7 westerly winds.
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.