The Canary Islands’ Met. Office is warning that from today, Thursday, islanders will be subjected to a Calima.
Weathermen say a mass of the fine dust and sand will be carried on a strong easterly wind from the Western Sahara covering the islands over the coming days.
The Calima will be accompanied by rising temperatures and is expected to last until at least Sunday when it will begin to dissipate.
Although the eastern islands will be most affected on Thursday, by Friday weathermen say the whole of the eastern province, as well as Tenerife, will be on yellow alert with temperatures rising to 34 C while Saturday will see the mercury rise still further, reaching up to 37 C in places.