Say hello to another calima this weekend after the cooler weather
The haze is once again stalking the Canary Islands as the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) is forecasting a calima that will enter the eastern islands of the archipelago, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura, on Saturday from Africa.
This means that the suspended dust will take over from the overcast skies, the cooler temperatures, the strong winds, and the light and occasional rains, that have marked the first few days of May in the Canary Islands so far.
Regarding the rain, the three wettest places in the islands this morning were:
San Cristóbal de La Laguna-Llano de Los Loros (Tenerife): 1.8 litres per m2
Valleseco (Gran Canaria): 1.6 litres per m2
Teror (Gran Canaria): 1.4 litres per m2
The lowest temperatures so far today have been registered as follows:
Vega de San Mateo (Gran Canaria): 3.6°C
Izaña (Tenerife): 4.5°C
Tejeda (Gran Canaria): 5.1°C
The highest temperatures so far today are:
Santa Cruz (Tenerife): 19.5°C
La Palma Airport (Gran Canaria): 19.5°C
Maspalomas (Gran Canaria): 19.5°C
The largest gusts of wind recorded today are:
Vallehermoso, Alto Igualero (La Gomera): 72km/h
Arure (La Gomera): 61km/h
El Pinar, La Dehesa (El Hierro): 55km/h.