13th Dec 2023 @ 9:41 am

The Canarian Government has declared a pre-alert for calima conditions on Lanzarote, which has already woken up to hazy skies.

“Calima” is the local word given to a heavy concentration of airborne dust particles carried over from the Sahara Desert. It is predicted that today’s calima will affect Lanzarote first before moving on to other islands. South and east facing zones will be the most affected, and skies are expected to clear by tomorrow.

The calima is not severe, with visibility reduced to 4 or 5 kilometres. However, the Canarian Government advises those with respiratory problems to stay indoors during events such as this.

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