Calima continues today but rain is expected over the weekend
The Canary Islands will continue today (Friday) with a yellow weather warning due to strong winds that will reach 75 kilometres per hour and the presence of sandy haze that will mainly affect the eastern islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
Yesterday winds of 109kmh were recorded at the Pajara weather station in Gran Canaria and 107kmh at Izaña in Tenerife, and the weather warning is still active today in the islands from the south and south west at between 35 and 40kmh generally, but with stronger gusts at altitude and on the slopes.
As for the haze today, it will mainly affect Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura with a visibility of 3,000 meters and temperatures all but the same as yesterday. The warning for haze ends at 4pm this afternoon, leaving it mostly cloudy with some sunny spells into the evening.
The Aemet forecast says that by tomorrow (Saturday) all the islands will be free of weather warnings for adverse meteorological phenomena, as the calima will have cleared and the winds dropped, but with this a drop in temperatures is also expected as is rain.
Over the weekend a bit of cloud is expected in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura on Saturday, but then Sunday and Monday will be clear and sunny with temperatures around 22ºC which is average for the time of year.
On the other hand, Tenerife and Gran Canaria are forecast to have sunny spells and showers with rain in Tenerife and the western islands on Sunday and Monday, and Gran Canaria on Saturday and Monday. Cloudy skies and showers will predominantly be in the north of the islands from a low front off the north of the archipelago, with winds from the north or northeast, but the south will be affected too.