Saharan sand dust moves from the Peninsula to the Canary Islands

Published on March 17, 2022
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After a few stormy days, Aemet has announced that from today, March 17, the Saharan dust will enter the Canary Islands archipelago, especially the oriental islands, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria but also Tenerife.

According to the forecast, there will also be a low probability of locally very strong gusts on the summits of El Hierro, La Gomera and Gran Canaria.

In the north of the mountainous islands, the sky will be predominantly cloudy with chances of weak precipitation, more likely during the first half of the day.

In the rest of the areas, cloudy intervals with a low probability of occasional light rains in Lanzarote and the north of Fuerteventura.

Calima will be present in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and less likely to appear in the rest of the archipelago. 

Temperatures will stay mostly the same, rising in some areas, especially those at high altitudes, where it has been very cold during the last few days. 

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