16 Feb, 2023 @ 09:15
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‘Moderate’ episode of calima brings red dust to Spain’s Malaga

Calima, Granada, Credit Wikimedia

ORANGE skies return to the Costa del Sol as airborne dust from the Sahara blankets Malaga.

Fortunately, this time the haze— due to a squall which has pushed African winds towards the Peninsula— is be much milder than the episode that occurred in March 2022.

The calima last March, which saw the highest concentration of dust since historical records began, lasted for days with many streets and façades dyed red by the mud-like rain.

This week the skies should clear by the weekend with highs of 20ºC and lows of 10ºC expected.


Despite a milder episode expected, allergists recommend the following:
– Do not exert yourself outdoors. If it is essential to do sport outdoors, reduce the intensity of the training.
– Stay in humid environments and hydrate constantly.
– Wipe dusty surfaces with a damp cloth.
– In case of difficulty in breathing or worsening of symptoms, especially in chronic patients, seek medical advice.


Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! [email protected]

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