Could the recent hot Calima winds in The Canaries be connected to the mid-atlantic hurricane headed for ireland?
As the 30th anniversary approaches of the hurricane winds that battered the UK in 1987, England has been enjoying unusually warm 20˚C autumn temperatures. Here on Gran Canaria two days of sweltering heat will begin to dissipate, after an unexpected heatwave with temperatures now at last beginning to descend towards normal for mid October. The strange white mist that blanketed the islands from Thursday, brought desert dust and sand blown on winds from the east and south-east, from the Saharan Air Layer, trapping warmth and blocking out the sun for many. A phenomenon locals know as Calima. The summits...Read More