12th Feb 2023 @ 10:32 am

After heavy rain on Friday night, a calima descended rapidly on Lanzarote yesterday causing at least four flights destined for César Manrique Airport to be be diverted to Fuerteventura. Later reports suggest that up to ten planes were affected.

The first flights, from Bilbao, Dusseldorf, Nottingham/East Midlands and Gran Canaria, were unable to land due to the thick dust in the air and unpredictable winds.

A yellow weather alert remains in place for Sunday, with visibility reduced to 3 kilometres and moderate winds expected until midday, when strong winds are possible. Very strong gusts may be experienced on eastern-facing heights.   Yellow is the lowest level of alert, meaning that citizens should simply remain informed and reconsider any activities that may be affected by the calima or wind.

The calima will start to clear tomorrow, but weather will remain unsettled throughout the week.

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