Calima Comes Back To The Costa Del Sol

Calima Comes Back To The Costa Del Sol.  A less severe haze of Saharan sand returns to the Costa Del Sol with rain and a chance of storms.

Calima Comes Back To The Costa Del Sol

Calima Comes Back To The Costa Del Sol

The “calima” has come back to the Costa Del Sol, though it is far less severe than the haze we experienced earlier in April.  Light rain is forecast today, with thunderstorms being predicted for Wednesday.  Spain’s national weather agency AEMET have not issued any weather warnings, and forecasters predict that the return of the sand storm won’t have a major impact on the area.

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Earlier this year the calima turned the skies on the Costa Del Sol red! Photo by Faye Carrington.

The phenomenon knows as “calima” is a haze caused by sand which has been blown from the Sahara desert and is falling to earth with the rain.   The “calima” leaves sandy mud on roads and can cause poor visibility for drivers.

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Published: 26.04.2022

Written by Dave James.

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