Several beaches closed in Tenerife due to adverse weather conditions

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 10-03-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: 112 Canarias
Several beaches closed in Tenerife due to adverse weather conditions

In response to alerts and severe weather conditions, several municipalities in Tenerife, including La Laguna and La Orotava, have closed access to their beaches, following a weather warning activated last night at 10:30pm (Saturday).

The La Laguna Council took pre-emptive measures yesterday afternoon by closing access to the bathing areas of Bajamar, Punta del Hidalgo, and Jover, and this morning (Sunday), the Local Police of La Orotava announced the closure of beach access points due to the strong waves battering the coastline.

The meteorological forecast for today showed adverse sea conditions, particularly deep swell, with northeast and north winds ranging from force 4-5 (30-40 km/h), and there have been choppy seas with wave heights of 4 to 6 metres.

All of the Canary Islands are under a yellow warning today, Sunday, except for La Gomera and the south, east and west of the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

This adverse weather poses a risk of coastal flooding due to wave surges along promenades and roads near the coastline during high tides, particularly from two hours before to one and a half hours after the peak tide time, especially on the north and west coasts of all the islands.

In light of these conditions, the regional government strongly advises the population to avoid risky situations along the coast and adhere to self-protection recommendations to prevent harm.

They emphasise, refraining from standing on docks and breakwaters and avoiding staying in areas close to the sea to prevent being struck or swept away by the waves, and remind the public that swimming on beaches with a red flag is prohibited, and entering the sea in areas with strong waves, undertows, or lacking surveillance and lifeguard services should be avoided.