Due to a “Calima” approaching the canary islands over the yesterday, we are unable at this present time to make a day of release for the next training. We are currently monitoring the weather conditions and forecasts and it appears that the “Calima” will be present over the canary islands for the next few days, therefore we are hopeful that things will improve in time to announce the next days if the weather permits.
Tenerife, especially in the South, and the other Canary Islands are sometimes hit by dust clouds from the Sahara desert brought here on hot, dry winds, and this phenomena is known as La Calima, and may last for days.
A calima makes the sky and air look as if it is full of fog or mist but may have a yellowish tint to it. Unlike fog it is very dry and can be experienced whilst the sun is high in the sky, although the light is severely cut out as can be seen in the photo above, which was taken around 3pm in the afternoon.
However, the phenomenon is only temporary and normal sunshine always returns after it stops.