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Bathing is prohibited in La Arena, Las Arenas and Arrietara

Mairenis Gomez

June 12, 2024 | 5:30 pm

The Red Cross has banned swimming on the beaches of La Arena, Las Arenas and Arrietara due to dangerous conditions

This Wednesday, The Red Cross has indicated the prohibition of bathing on the beaches Biscayans of La Arena, Las Arenas and Arrietara Atxabiribil due to the presence of red flags. This measure has been taken to guarantee the safety of bathers in the face of adverse sea conditions. Safety on the beaches is paramount, and the Red Cross acts diligently to inform and protect citizens.

Recommendations and yellow flags on other Biscayan beaches

In addition to the aforementioned red flag beaches, there are other coastal areas that present a moderate risk. The beaches of Barinatxe, Bakio, Laidatxu, Toña, San Antonio, Laida, Laga and Ogella have the yellow flag raised. This means that bathing is not prohibited, but caution is recommended. The Red Cross urges bathers to pay attention to the instructions and respect safety regulations.

Green flag beaches and favorable conditions for swimming

In contrast, there are several beaches in Bizkaia where the green flag flies, indicating favorable conditions for swimming. These beaches include Ereaga, Arrigunaga, Gorrondatxe (Azkorri), Muriola, Plentzia, Gorliz, Armintza, Aritzatxu, Ea, Isuntza, Karraspio and Arrigorri. It is important to mention that, although the green flag indicates safety, it is always advisable to remain cautious and be attentive to any change in sea conditions.

Climatic conditions and tide times

The average water temperature is around 17 degrees, similar to the ambient temperature, which also reads approximately 17 degrees. These values ​​can influence the experience of bathers, especially in terms of thermal comfort. The next low tide will occur at 15.25:21.45 p.m., followed by high tide at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. This data is crucial for those planning water activities, as tides significantly affect sea conditions.

Importance of following safety recommendations

It is essential that all beach visitors follow the recommendations and warnings issued by the Red Cross and emergency services. The presence of red, yellow, and green flags is not arbitrary; is based on a detailed analysis of sea and weather conditions. Ignoring these signs can put the lives of bathers at risk and complicate rescue efforts in the event of an emergency.

The Red Cross has banned swimming on the beaches of La Arena, Las Arenas and Arrietara due to dangerous conditions

A call for citizen responsibility

Safety on the beaches of Bizkaia this Wednesday depends largely on the cooperation of all citizens. Respecting the instructions of the flags and acting responsibly is essential to enjoy a day at the beach without incident. The Red Cross and emergency services are there to protect us, but the first line of defense is always the prudence and common sense of each of us. Let us enjoy the sea safely and responsibly, ensuring that our actions contribute to a safe environment for all.

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