Calima Could Be Coming Back Today

Calima Could Be Coming Back Today.  The orange dust cloud called the calima is expected to return to the Costa Del Sol this evening and remain until the weekend.

Calima Could Be Coming Back Today


Calima Could Be Coming Back Today

The calima is expected to come back to the Costa Del Sol today, though with no rain expected it’s impact will be mainly visual   The phenomenon known as the “calima” is a haze caused by sand which has been blown to the Costa Del Sol from the Sahara desert.  Visibility will be reduced and things may appear hazy with an orange hue.

Last year the calima was accompanied by heavy rain which caused the sand to be deposited as a muddy silt.  This affected roads and visibility, and caused carnage with swimming pools and outdoor facilites. Chances of a repeat of these conditions this week are slim.

Sand sandstorm dust dustcloud calima

Last year the calima turned the Costa Del Sol skies blood red. Photo by Faye Carrington.

The calima is likely to remain until the weekend.   Click here to see the latest weather forecast for the Costa Del Sol.

Published: 15.02.2023

Written by Dave James.


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