Spain’s meteorological agency, AEMET, has raised the warning level for high seas for this afternoon from yellow to orange.
The orange warning means that there is significant risk associated with weather conditions and advises the public to take precautions. On Lanzarote and La Graciosa, the areas most affected by high seas will be the north and north-west coasts.
The alert lasts from 12 midday to 8pm, and waves of up to 5 metres in height are forecast. The public are advised to take care in these areas and to avoid walking on coastal paths, bathing, fishing, or taking part in other water-based activities.
As usual, beach users in other parts of the island should pay heed to the warning flags hoisted by lifesavers: green for OK; yellow for caution and red for swimming prohibited.
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