Seven Azores islands under the orange warning due to maritime unrest



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According to the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the islands of western and central groups in the Azores have been orange warned in the past this Saturday because of a lack of sea and waves are expected to reach from 7 to 8 meters.

"With the branch east of Carlos's depression, the entire Azores archipelago has considerably improved weather conditions. The conditions of strong marine arousal, especially in western and central groups, beginning with the northwest waves of seven to eight meters of significant height (orange level) will gradually deteriorate until the next dawn, "IPMA emphasized in today's press release.

On the islands of the western group, São Miguel and Santa Maria, the orange warning, the second most serious, will continue until 18:00 (second hour in Lisbon), the forecast of the waves "northwest with seven to eight meters of significant height".

Already on the islands of the central group (Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial and Graciosa), the orange warning is scheduled only until 12 pm today.

The eastern group (Flores and Corvo), which was under red warning on Friday, is on a yellow warning.

This warning, which predicts waves from a height of 6 to 7 meters, is maintained until Sunday to 06:00 on all islands of the archipelago.

The Regional Civil Protection and Fire Protection Service in the Azores (SRPCBA) recommends that measures be taken to protect themselves, for example, reinforcing moorings of vessels, with special care in the vicinity of the coast and not carrying out marine-related activities.

The Azov Archipelago thus joins the southern and northern coasts of Madeira and Porto Santo, as well as the ten districts of Portugal, which are under orange and yellow warning today due to a prediction of a strong maritime disturbance, according to the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA).

At 12.00 am today, between 12.00 and today, an orange warning will be available between 12.00 and 12.00 o'clock in the morning, with forecasts of waves northwest from five to six meters, reaching 11 meters in height.

Already in Portugal, Porto, Faro, Setúbal, Viana do Castelo, Lisbon, Leiria, Beja, Aveiro, Coimbra and Braga will be under orange warning (between 21:00 today and 12:00 am Sunday) due to the forecast of the waves northwest of five up to six meters, which can reach 10 meters of maximum height.

According to IPMA, the orange warning is the second of a scale of four and shows a moderate to very risky weather situation.

A yellow warning, the third rank, indicates the risk for certain activities, depending on the weather situation.

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