Summer just does not want to leave the island of Gran Canaria. After a few days of temperatures having returned to seasonal norms, with some weak and occasional autumn rains, mainly on the north of the island, the hot weather and Saharan calima dusts are set to return to the islands this week.

From Tuesday a mid-Atlantic storm expected over the Azores, looks likely to pull a mixture of humidity from the Mediterranean and then Saharan dust from our nearest desert neighbours that looks set to push thermometers up towards an unseasonal 29˚C in the shade, according to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), though they say it is not likely to be quite as warm as it was last week.

Forecasts of early morning cloudiness are expected to the north-east of the islands on Tuesday, while inland and western slopes are expected to get the greatest increases in temperature.