High winds and heavy seas forecast for Friday

AEMET forecasts a potential for high winds with gusts up to 90 km/h throughout Friday.

Thursday 21st January 2021 | MIKE SMITH

The state meteorological agency AEMET has issued a couple of risk warnings for the potential for high winds and heavy seas valid from midnight Thursday 21st January and likely to last through to midnight Friday 22nd January.

Friday 22nd January 2021
00:00-23:59 – ORANGE RISK for high winds blowing from the west with a 40%-70% probability that gusts could reach up to 90 km/h in some places.
06:00-19:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for heavy seas pushed by Force 7 westerly / north-westerly winds.

Saturday 23rd January 2021
03:00-08:59 – YELLOW RISK for the potential for heavy seas and waves up to 3 metres in height pushed by Force 7 westerly / north-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.