Wondering what the lifeguard flags in Uruguay mean? Beach warning flags may vary in different parts of Uruguay but generally the code is:
green – good bathing conditions
yellow – bathe with caution
red – don’t go in the water
black, maybe with lightning – electric storm (occasionally appropriated when lifeguards go on strike!)
red with a green cross – unsanitary bathing conditions (for example, algae)
red with the word ‘Peligro‘ written on it – peligro means danger. Don’t go in the water in this area.
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