Sand From The Sahara In The Air

Sand From The Sahara In The Air.  Sand from the Sahara desert is hanging in the air on the Costa Del Sol causing haze and poor visibility.

Sand From The Sahara In The Air

Sand From The Sahara In The Air

The calima is back on the Costa Del Sol, though the effects are more mild than on previous occasions.  Visibility is being reduced slightly and things appear hazy.   The phenomenon known as “calima” is a haze is caused by sand which has been blown from the Sahara desert.

No Rain Forecast

There is no rain forecast this week, which despite the current drought is a relief for many.  Rain during a calima creates deposists of sandy mud, covers buildings and cars in dust, and can cause serious problems with swimming pools and outdoor facilities.

Sand sandstorm dust dustcloud calima

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

The haze is likely to remain in the air until Saturday.    Click here to see the latest weather forecast for the Costa Del Sol.

Written by Dave James.

Published: 08.01.2024


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