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Asked by: 13th May 2014

flying into lanzarote on wednesday and just heard about the calima. does this mean high temperatures and dust. hoping it will change direction. lol. anybody have any up to date info on the weather forecast


9 Answers

  1. mike on May 13, 2014

    hi Julie, a calima basically is just extreme weather, meaning it will be very hot for a period of time, doesn’t always mean there will be dust tho. we regularly go Lanzarote (CT) and have been through a few calimas but with no dust just the extreme heat and the hotter the better 😉 but u will be fine. a lot better than in the uk. enjoy

  2. Kevin Burton on May 13, 2014

    Hi, julie, we have experienced calk as in summer months. They are caused by hot air being carried over from the Sahara and this air normally carries sand but not enough to cause problems. Cars can have a sprinkling as can your outside furniture. The horizon will probably have an orange tinge to it. Nothing to worry about but during August the locals lock themselves away as temperature can get into the forties.I haven’t seen any forecast of a claims. Where did you see it and when is it forecast as I am out next Sunday . Have a lovely time ,weather will be greatttt,

  3. dave love on May 13, 2014

    Julie, hi we experienced a calima 2 years ago in Macher, the temps for 4 days hit 45c + with no breeze, it was extremely hot. but as Kevin says there was no sand but you could see the orange tint on the horizon. during this calima we spent a day in Costa Teguise and as allways it was slightly breezy around there, and although the temp was still extremely high the breeze did help. We are off to Fuerteventura on Thursday so may be we shall see this there as well. we shall be back in Lanzarote (ct) in October. have a good holiday

  4. dave love on May 13, 2014

    Julie, just to let you know that when you get the warmth and the dust storm which does cause havoc in lanzarote this is called a Sirocco. Thought I would let you know that

  5. Kitty on May 13, 2014

    When there is a calima it is usually very hazy with the orange tinged sky and extreme heat. Dont be fooled into thinking you wont need sunscreen. A sirocco which Dave mentioned is much more extreme. I was caught outside in one and it felt like my skin was being sandblasted off.

  6. Steve p on May 14, 2014

    They were giving a yellow extreme heat warning early on this week but I think sine then it is not going to be as hot as they first said

  7. jude on May 14, 2014

    it was 40 degrees at 2pm today!! so i reckon it is as hot if not hotter ! has cooled off tonight a bit, might have to take the duvet off the bed

  8. David myers on May 16, 2014

    On Arreciffe airports weather observation they state the temperature on the 14th May was 31 degrees which is very accurately recorded

  9. Barry Dunne on May 19, 2014

    For the last week the temp has been around 28 during the day and 19 at night. The wind between gentle and strongish which makes it just Beautiful lying around which i have been doing a lot.
    At night i’m feeling comfortable wearing shorts and polo shirt even though my Wife has been wearing a light cardigan.
    Paradise is here on Earth and it is in Lanzarote (Smiley face)