Warm weather ‘inviting’ to the beach, but beware: “The sea is still winter”

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The National Maritime Authority has some advice for those going to the beach this weekend, reminding us that although there are already some beaches under surveillance, there are more that are not yet ‘protected’.

Summer hasn’t arrived yet, but the temperatures don’t lie: for those who like the hottest season of the year, the next few days are for ‘missing’ the beach.

There are several places throughout the country where the thermometers are expected to exceed 30ºC, but even if they don’t, there are beach areas where the weather will be favorable for swimming.

But there’s no mistaking the state of the sea and, speaking to Notícias ao Minuto, the spokesman for the National Maritime Authority, Commander José Sousa Luís, gave some warnings.

According to him, despite the rise in temperature, “the sea is still winter”, which means that there are still “strong currents” and the likelihood of the occurrence of “agueiros” is high.

As such, Commander José Sousa Luís warns that the best option is to choose the beaches that are already under surveillance, stressing that although the bathing season opened on May 1, surveillance is installed over the weeks, and that at the end of May there are “more beaches that are not under surveillance than those that are”.

In addition to preferring guarded beaches, it is also extremely important to respect the existing signs, comply with the rules of the Maritime Police and avoid approaching cliffs.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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