Vigilance is required in New Aquitaine where the prefecture has just placed four departments on maximum alert for the risk of formation of baïnes for the day on Saturday.

“The bathing conditions will be particularly dangerous” on the New Aquitaine coast, given “the concordance of various phenomena: swell, on-board waves and strong currents”, she indicated.

The population is invited to be “cautious” and to swim “in the supervised areas” of the four coastal departments: Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Les Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

#Bathing #baïne |

Dangerous conditions TOMORROW

▶️ Maximum risk on the formation of

baïnes ⚠️ Call for caution this Saturday, August 20 on the beaches of the coast:

✅ Swimming only in supervised areas

➕ info 👉 pic.twitter .com/XRw4kFVGN6

– Prefect of New Aquitaine and Gironde (@PrefAquitaine33) August 19, 2022

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This device was put in place in 2022 to warn of the dangers of baïnes, these natural pools of innocuous appearance forming between the beach and a sandbank but whose currents can quickly carry out to sea.


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