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Significant recommendations issued due to rough seas in the Canary Islands

The regional government has issued the recommendations in anticipation of waves reaching up to four meters in height.

The regional government of the Canary Islands has issued a series of recommendations for heightened caution among the populace due to the pre-alert declaration caused by the impending arrival of a robust swell in the Canary Islands starting on Friday. These adverse sea conditions are expected to generate waves ranging from two to four meters in height.

In an official announcement, the regional government disclosed that it has initiated the pre-alert status for coastal phenomena across the islands in response to forecasts provided by the State Meteorological Agency and other authoritative sources.

According to weather predictions, the most affected areas will be the northern and western shores of La Palma and El Hierro, with impacts also expected along the coasts of La Gomera and the northern region of Tenerife.

Significant recommendations issued due to rough seas in the Canary Islands

In the eastern province, it is anticipated that the waves will primarily affect the northern and southwestern coastlines of Gran Canaria, as well as the northern and western areas of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Considering the widespread nature of this situation, the Regional Ministry of Territorial Policy and the emergency management authority are urging the population to avoid hazardous circumstances that could endanger their lives and necessitate the involvement of emergency services.

In this context, the Canary Islands Government is intensifying protective measures through awareness campaigns to prevent and mitigate tragic drowning incidents.

Furthermore, it is strongly advised to postpone nautical or sports-related activities and refrain from swimming in remote or unsupervised beach areas. If an unexpected surge in wave intensity is observed, individuals are encouraged to stay away from the sea and avoid approaching it, even if it temporarily calms.

Lastly, it is imperative to avoid walking along the coastline and refrain from driving vehicles on roads near the shoreline during this period.

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