Calima over Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Calima: The Saharan Air Layer That Descends on the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are known for their beautiful beaches, warm weather, and stunning views. However, there is one aspect of the islands that many people find unpleasant – the calima. The Saharan air layer descends on the islands every summer, bringing with it hot winds, dust, and decreased visibility. This phenomenon usually lasts for a ... Read more
Sunshine in Venice, Italy

Climate and Weather in Italy

Italy’s climate varies greatly from north to south. The northern parts of the country are in the temperate zone with warm summers, and they are home to Turin, Milan, and Bologna. The southern parts of the country are in the Mediterranean climate zone, and they are home to the cities of Naples, Palermo, and the ... Read more
Part of Tenerife, Canary Islands

Canary Islands Climate and Weather

The Canary Islands have a mild climate; they are located just north of the equator. They are close to the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara, so you’re exposed to the warm ocean currents and the trade winds that blow constantly from the northeast. They are also subject to the trade winds, which blow constantly ... Read more