Activated INUNCAT and VENTCAT for bad weather from evening until Wednesday

Civil Protection of the Generalitat VENTCAT has activated the Alert phase of the Special Emergency Plan for wind risk in Catalonia and the Alert of the Special Emergency Plan for floods in Catalonia INUNCAT for an episode of bad weather that must begin this evening.

As for the wind, according to the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC) from midnight today and until tomorrow Tuesday at the last minute will blow east wind with maximum gusts that can exceed 72 km / h in general in the territory and with special intensity in counties of Central Catalonia and Barcelona.

As for the rains, the SMC predicts an episode of heavy showers from this evening and throughout tomorrow that may exceed the threshold of 20 l / m2 in 30 minutes and be accompanied locally by storm. The rains will initially begin to discharge in the southern third of Catalonia and will spread to almost the whole territory, with special intensity on the coast and pre-coast of Tarragona and Barcelona and the Ebro counties. Very significant accumulation of rain is also expected in the southern third of Catalonia, with levels that can exceed the threshold of 240 l / m2 in 24 hours.

As for the state of the sea, there will be tidal waves (waves over 2.5 m) along the coast from midnight today until Wednesday evening, with remarkable sea bottom of the eastern component.

Tips for strong winds

In view of this forecast, extreme caution must be exercised in mobility and outdoor activities, whether in urban areas due to the risk of falling branches, trees or other structural elements, as well as in rural areas. These wooded areas, including urban areas, should be avoided while strong winds are blowing in the affected areas.

It is recommended that the activities planned outside be carried out only if their safety can be guaranteed, checking that there is no risk of objects falling that could cause damage. Special care must be taken with mobile elements such as tents or similar and with the proximity of trees, scaffolding and enclosing walls that may be unstable.

At a preventive level and in urban areas, it is necessary to remove from facades and balconies the elements that may be unstable and fall by the wind. Especially, it is necessary to watch the Christmas decorations and, if their subjection cannot be guaranteed, it is better to remove them. It is also not safe to protect yourself behind walls or billboards if they are not stable.

Extreme care precautions must be taken in areas where the wind is blowing hard and follow the advice of the Catalan Traffic Service. It is generally recommended to avoid those trips that are not essential.

It is recommended to pay attention to the weather evolution and follow the advice and possible incidents via Twitter @emergenciescat.

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