Seven continent districts under yellow warning of sea turbulence, meteorology

According to the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), seven districts of the continent will be warned in yellow this Thursday because of the forecast of severe maritime unrest.

The districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Aveiro, Coimbra, Leiria and Lisbon will be warned in yellow between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Friday due to the turbulence in the sea and forecast waves in the northwest of four to five meters.

The yellow warning is issued by the IPMA if, depending on the weather situation, there is a risk for certain activities.

On Wednesday, the National Maritime Authority (AMN) and the Navy warned of worsening maritime unrest in mainland Portugal. A statement said the unrest at sea will be characterized by swell from the northwest, with a significant height of up to six meters and a maximum height of nine meters.

For this reason, the AMN and the Navy recommend that the entire maritime community at sea and in coastal areas should be in a state of surveillance and diligence, both in preparation for a voyage to sea and at sea, should include the mooring of moored and anchored vessels amplify.

The general population is reminded that “there is a general duty of home care in place, so people should stay at home safely without unnecessary risk”.

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