Inocar alerts of medium swell in the Coast of Ecuador and Galapagos; flags serve as an alert for tourists

Inocar alerts of medium swell in the Coast of Ecuador and Galapagos; flags serve as an alert for tourists

January 29, 2021 5:03 pm
Editorial Staff

According to the wave height indices in the period from January 30 to February 1, 2021, there will be a medium wave level. Photo: File / THE TRADE VALUE And Antarctic Oceanographic Institute of the Navy ( INOCAR ) warned on Friday 29 January 2021 that for the next four days swells forecast of deep waters from the northern Pacific coastal areas of Ecuador . The entity predicts a state of the sea , between slightly rough and rough .

This swell is characterized by the presence of medium waves , a combination of high waves , the presence of undertows and a rise in sea level. The maritime condition will last between January 29 and February 1, 2021. To prevent mishaps, a signage with colored flags will be raised: Yellow (you can enter the sea with precautions), Green (enter taking into account the lifeguards) and Red (it is not recommended to enter the sea).

Inocar, in an image shared on the social network Twitter, has placed the yellow flag on the beaches of the coastal profile of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands . The INOCAR recommended caution around the coastline, “mainly on the beaches with northeast-southwest alignment, and north-west of the island region, since these will influence both the variability of coastal currents and the intensity of the breakage of the waves on the coasts that can affect piers and settlements near the sea “, according to a statement published this Friday 29.

The entity recommends not entering the sea alone and staying in the area designated for bathers . Do not jump into the sea from breakwaters, do not lose sight of children, swim parallel to the shore. Also, consider that rocky areas and piers are dangerous places to bathe.

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