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Fuerteventura suffers 80 days of haze this winter

Fuerteventura suffers 80 days of haze this winter.

The situation will get worse and worse on the islands due to our heavy exposure to climate change

Next Wednesday, March 20, the astronomical winter will end, a season that in the Archipelago has been marked by being the warmest since 1961 and the scarcity of rainfall, becoming extremely dry and a constant presence of suspended dust.

According to the Spanish Meteorological Agency (Aemet), in the Canary Islands, in its report on the meteorological winter, which began on December 1 and lasted until February 29, of those 90 days, there were only 12 without the influence of Saharan dust suspended in the atmosphere of the Islands. "85% of the days in the months of December, January and February there was haze", a situation that the delegate of the Aemet in the Canary Islands, David Suárez, described as "unusually strange on the islands and in these months".

Aemet Canarias recorded up to six days of intense haze, that is, that entry with a high concentration of dust that affects visibility below 10 kilometres, while the average for the period from 1991 to 2022 was four days. Of the 77 days that have elapsed since we entered 2024, 19 of them have been on pre-alert for haze in the Islands.

The high atmospheric pressures that have settled around the Canary Islands have caused the cold fronts to reach the Islands and the nearest African coast to a lesser extent, which have left rainfall on the Peninsula and have favoured the intrusion in recent months of several episodes of displacement of Saharan dust over the Archipelago. that caused high concentration levels of PM10 particles, whose size is less than or equal to 10 microns.

One of the episodes in January caused a long-range movement to South America (on other occasions it has reached the United States), while another crossed the Peninsula to northwestern Europe. During the first half of February, elevated concentrations of PM10 due to Saharan dust were also observed in the Mediterranean. There are more and more episodes of calima on the Peninsula.

Variable and with more intense peaks

Aemet experts at the Izaña Observatory, who have been studying this phenomenon for 20 years, have already warned that the atmosphere is changing, that there is a deseasonalization, the Saharan dust will also arrive with more intrusions in winter and spring, with a worsening of air quality. We are seeing an increase in these episodes and trying to figure out what can explain it.

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Good morning, from Caleta
Yesterday. - Was very much as forecast a warm but hazy day, the temperature reached 24C around 14:30
Today:- At 07:00 we had a temperature of 218c, with a Northerly wind of 17/20 KPH and again a very hazy sky
Forecast:- Another sunny but hazy day, cooler than yesterday at 23C, and the wind is to remain Northerly and increase to 18/20KPH, gusting 40/43KPH with no rain forecast.
UV is currently 1 to reach 8
Air quality: Poor.
Humidity 77%
Air Pressure:1017mb
Cloud Ceiling: 12,200 metres
Visibility: 10K
Sunset 19:07
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