Andalusia | Saharan dust haze and high temperatures threaten southern Spain again

The state weather agency, Aemet, has issued yellow and orange alerts as the mercury is expected to soar in parts of Andalucia on Thursday and Friday

A new calima is again expected in the province of Malaga. Although we are not expecting an episode as virulent as the one that occurred last March, the Saharan dust will once again flirt with the region. Weather maps show that it will be felt mainly in the eastern part of the province, around Nerja and Vélez-Málaga.

In Andalusia, this last episode of fog will be particularly visible in the province of Almeria and on the coast of Granada, as it will move along the coast from east to west until Thursday. From Friday, it is unlikely that this phenomenon will happen again.

The Spanish National Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has forecast that minimum temperatures will increase in the Ronda region and remain unchanged in the rest; while maximum temperatures will drop inland and remain unchanged on the coast. Maximum temperatures of 33 degrees are expected in Ronda and 27 in Malaga.

Weather warnings

However, the province of Malaga will be spared the new episode of high temperatures that some Andalusian provinces will experience over the next few days. On Thursday, Aemet activated a yellow alert for high temperatures in the provinces of Seville, Cordoba and the Guadalquivir Valley in Jaén. In any case, the thermometers should reach 39 degrees.

On Friday, it is expected that orange alerts for maximum temperatures of up to 40C will be activated in the Sevillian countryside, Andévalo and Condado (Huelva). The Cordoba countryside, the Guadalquivir Valley in Jaén, the Sierra Morena and Condado, Aracena and the coast of Huelva will be on yellow alert.