Calima for Canary Islands over the next few days

Calima is coming to Canary Islands over the next several days, blowing large amounts of Saharan dust into the region.

Saharan dust is already pushing into the eastern part of the Canary Islands on this NASA Terra / MODIS image taken around local noon, March 27.

Calima is a hot southerly, southeasterly or eastely wind in the Canary Islands region. It typically carries thick Saharan dust into the region. See dust maps below for the evolution of the event over the next several days.








Maps: University of Athens SKIRON model.