Rough sea alert activated

Given the weather forecast, the heavy rain of the last few hours and the increase in the height of waves at sea, the City Council has today activated the alert stage of the basic emergency plan for rough seas.

22/10/2019 16:47 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Due to the increase in the height of waves over the last few hours, the emergency plan for rough seas has been activated. For safety purposes, people are advised to be more cautious and not to go to the beaches. Similarly, the public are reminded that access to breakwaters is prohibited, as is bathing when red flags are flown at all the city’s beaches.

The City Police are patrolling the Barcelona coastline and blocking access to breakwaters and other points where waves break to prevent people being at risk.

The plan moves to the alert stage when the sea is rough, with waves of over 2.5 metres and there is more than a 30% chance the sea will become hazardous for people or destroy urban furniture.



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